Originally trained as a primary school teacher, Wendy found that working part time allowed her to pursue her interests in art. A relocation to Oxford twelve years ago gave Wendy the opportunity to return to college and do a Foundation in Art and Design where she first encountered kiln formed glass and was immediately captivated by the process.
Wendy spent three years studying 3D glass in London before setting up her own purpose built garden studio. Using sheets of float glass she makes expressive pieces that have a painterly quality to them. Inclusions of metal leaf and wire enable me to ‘draw’ within the glass and there is a magical alchemy, sometimes unpredictable, which produces a palette of subtle colours when the glass is fired. Wendy’s work has always capitalised on her love of drawing which involves translating images from her sketchbook into the glass and she frequently works with repeated images creating patterns. Making wall panels in various sizes and beautiful glass which will enhance any garden. Most recently she has been using photography to design mini landscapes based on journeys she has taken.