Buying from fused glass art means that you are buying a one off, bespoke if you will, piece as no two pieces of our fused glass art work are ever the same! Handmade with love and care in the Shropshire hills, fused glass art offers you contemporary items that will be a talking point no matter the occasion!
Who we are at Fused Glass art:
My name is Elaine Jones, I am married to Dave and we have two grown up children. I have lived in a small Market Town in beautiful rural Shropshire for most of my life.
I have worked in education for many years and am currently working at the local Specialist Arts College where we encourage students to be creative in all mediums such as Art (not fused glass art unfortunately…yet!), Music and Photography.
Travelling is one of my passions especially to the Gard region of France where the people, landscape, light and colours have all inspired me to paint in both watercolours and oils for many years. The varying types of colours in the Languedoc also inspire me in my fused glass art creations.
I was brought up surrounded by Brierley and Stuart Crystal as my parents were avid collectors, and in their later years they moved to Malta where Malta Glass was becoming increasingly popular. I suppose my love for glass art started then as I have always been surrounded by beautiful items of glass and have always admired glass in its unique and exquisite form.
Giving It A Go
After seeing a beautiful piece of fused glass art a few years ago, which was a bottle slumped into a cheese board, I was inspired to give fused glass art and slumping a go. With this in mind I decided to attend a workshop held by an acclaimed glass artist in Cheshire and this proved to be the most overwhelming experience. As soon as I walked through the door of her workshop I was immersed in all things fused glass which I fell in love with.
I soon placed an order for a Kiln and have been creating ever since! My studio is set in rural Shropshire where is hard not to be inspired by the rolling hills and woodland walks which surround me. The endless images of tree bark, fungi, stones, landscape and views always give me food for thought and really help my fused glass art creations.
Me & My Kiln
My Kiln is a large flatbed giving me the flexibility of working with large or small commissions and also glass recycling projects which suit my clients needs. With the ever increasing developments to our creative glass processes being made, we can ensure a uniqueness of crafted design every time. As before, no two items transpire the same, as the fusion and slumping of fused glass is unpredictable which is what makes it such an amazing process to work on with every day being a enjoyable learning curve.
Whenever I have come into contact with professionals in this field I have had nothing but support and advice especially from Dominic Commane, a bespoke stained glass artist, Lee from Kilncare and Dave from Milton Bridge Ceramics.