New Arrival - "Heart of Glass", Studio 30 Ritchie Street
Sunday 01st of April 2007 18:33
Susan Roberts, glass artist, has now joined the talented designer makers who operate from the studios in West Kilbride. She was awarded a regional and national Gold Medal in the creative glass category of the UK Skills Award. Working with stained and fused glass, Susan says this of her passion for her craft.

"I am a glass artist and my journey with glass began in 1998 when as a Graduate of Glasgow University I had been studying the history of stained glass and I embraced
my growing interest to learn the techniques of glasswork for myself.

First, I took a class at Glasgow School of Art and then went on to train in Architectural and Decorative Glasswork full time for three years at Glasgow College of Building and

My work consists of traditional leaded stained glass design; glass mosaic design; kiln fired fused and slumped glasswork and fused dichroic glass jewellery

I like to use vibrant colour, organic form, pattern and texture in my work and enjoy creating glasswork infused with my own identity but with a persona of its own. I love
the material and the technical challenges involved. It is a medium that provides me with endless opportunities for learning and exploration. My understanding of the different processes allows me to translate my design ideas into unique decorative glass art.

My love of the decorative arts and the natural world around me provide inspiration, while the colour, light and texture of the glass presents an endless palette for my creative
expression. My goal is to bring that colour, light and inspiration into your life by creating aesthetically pleasing decorative glasswork".

Studio photograph courtesy of Trevor Graham Photoagraphy