Sarah Greening Glass
Bubbles under the microscope
Chemistry in action
My mission is to create jewellery designs that are unique and make people stop to wonder how they are made.
I don’t follow what others are creating in fused glass but experiment with my own techniques. One such technique involves sculpting shimmering mica powder into abstract shapes which are then fused inside the glass, with the clear cap of glass acting as a magnifying glass on the sculpture as if it’s encased in amber.
My inspiration comes from my science background. I enjoy exploring the physical and chemical properties of glass and its manipulation in the kiln firing.
Not everything works aesthetically first time but I love to experiment until I have a design that was created from chemistry but is admired and appreciated by customers as a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Glass is such a tactile, visual and versatile medium. I like to manipulate the properties of glass and push the boundaries of glass fusing by developing my own methods to produce unusual jewellery designs. My most popular range is the bubbles glass which is created by adding chemicals to the glass before firing in the kiln at about 800C. I also experiment with other chemical reactions between the glass layers so each piece is completely unique and I can produce some stunning, almost geological, effects.