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I have always been fascinated with glass but only started working with glass after completing an introductory course in Tiffany Glass at Urchfont Manor in 2006. From there I expanded into working with leaded glass and into fusing glass after attending several courses. I now exhibit my work at Craft Fairs in Southern England. You can find examples of what I have made through out the site. If you are interested in any of these or would like to commission a piece please click here.


What is Dichroic Glass?
Dichroic glass
is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The invention of dichroic glass is often erroneously attributed to NASA and its contractors, who developed it for use in dichroic filters. Dichroic glass dates back to at least the 4th century AD.

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Glass Types

Leaded Glass
Leaded glass is what we associate with church windows - pieces of glass are joined together using sections of flexible lead.
Tiffany Glass
Named after Louis Comfort Tiffany. This technique uses copper foil strips which are then soldered together to form the completed piece.

Fused Glass
Is created when a number of layers of glass are heated to high temperatures in a kiln. Special effects can be achieved by including a number of materials such as Dichroic Glass.
 

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