spent three years at the inspirational Richmond Adult Community College in the
studio glass department before setting up her own studio in Oxford.
Wendymakes kiln formed glass pieces which
have a painterly quality to them. Working from sketches, She make a design
and then layers glass with precious metal leaf and foil using wire to
‘draw’ within the glass.
combination of glass and metal produces a palette of subtle colours when
the glass is fired in the kiln. There is a magical alchemy to this process
which can be unpredictable but which gives each piece its individual character
and a translucent elegance.
garden studio is a huge influence on my work and the images I create come
mainly from observation of the natural world. Leaves and seedpods have
been a major preoccupation over many years and repeated forms are also a
distinctive feature of my glass.’