Clare Wainwright stained glass art
Fish for tea!
Love the bees
I have been a stained glass artist for over 20 years , selling for around 15 years and teaching for the past 10 years . In this time I feel I have given people pleasure and joy when they have bought a piece of my work to display in their house. Glass is a beautiful medium to work in and seeing sunlight stream though coloured glass is absolutely beautiful. Teaching people gives them a real sense of accomplishment and I love to help people achieve their goals and help maintain good mental health. My vision is also to inspire people to produce work with a more contemporary feel and understand the versatility of glasswork .
I take inspiration for my work from nature and my surroundings. Holidays in Cornwall inspire my many sea themed pieces by incorporating shells and driftwood into pieces. I am also inspired by learning new techniques to give my work a contemporary feel. This includes fusing images onto glass , screen printing and acid etching.
I am a stained glass designer/ maker using the Tiffany ( copper foil) method of production. This is a four step process which involves cutting, grinding, foiling and finally soldering.
I also use other techniques such as screen printing with enamel onto the glass which is then fired in the kiln . Decals and transfers can also be added in a similar way. I also cut stencils to acid etch designs, text and to personalise items.