Clare Wainwright has been working with glass for almost 20 years beginning at an Adult Education class she learnt the Tiffany method (copper foiled) stained glass work consisting of 4 stages, cutting, grinding, copper taping and soldering.
After spending many years honing this technique in her home studio and making panels of all sizes and designs, lampshades and mirrors she went on various courses to learn the art of glass fusing and she now also uses this knowledge to design and make a range of dichroic glass jewellery and small fused glass pieces to add as inclusions in larger stained glass panels.
Following on from this she attended various courses in etching, painting on glass, transferring images onto glass and most recently screen printing with enamel.
Her work in small to medium sized decorative pieces holds a contemporary feel through the use of these techniques and also by adding inclusions such as shells, glass nuggets and other found items.
Clare also works as a tutor holding a variety of workshops at various locations and having regular stalls at Moseley Arts Market , mac and other local venues. She also undertakes a variety of commission work including panels and awards
Clare will be at the market on Saturday & Sunday