About me

My name is Karen and I have a passion for crafting with glass.  It really is such a beautiful and versatile material.  I was born in Stourbridge, so maybe my love of glass was always going to be in my DNA.

I graduated with first class honours in Craft and Design more years ago than I care to remember and have spent most of my working life as a Special Needs teacher.

Around 10 years ago I started rekindling my interest in stained glass.  I had a project I wanted to do for myself.  We have an old barn, high up in the French Pyrenees. A truly wonderful setting, and I managed to persuade my husband to create an abstract shape out of timber where a solid wall should be. I wanted to fill the wall with glass. So after months of work, bruised and bleeding fingers, followed by the most stressful drive through France I have ever experienced, we arrived with a car full of glass, amazingly there was only one casualty but with forethought (and packing a repair kit) I was able to fix it, and the glass was slowly and delicately put in place.


Before and After                           

The full glazed wall measures around 3m x 2m and it depicts a mountain scene so typical of this part of the world.

I then started experimenting with fused glass creating all sorts of art pieces, some with a practical use, some just for themselves.

My house was rapidly filling up and so I decided it was time to turn a hobby into a little business. With the support of my husband who is my biggest supporter and greatest critic, I began to use my small art studio making decorative fused glass pieces to sell. 

Using my Skutt kiln, the most wonderful gift from my husband, I have been able to create a range of items, bowls, plaques, platters, dishes, the list goes on and on. I only use ‘Bulls Eye’ glass at the moment but may reach out to other compatible fused glass companies at some point.  I'm taking delivery of a large Nabatherm kiln shortly (another present from my Husband), so I can create larger pieces of decorative glass.

There have been some disasters, as anyone who creates with glass will tell you.

‘you never know what you will find when you open the kiln’

Luckily, I tend to be overjoyed with what I find.