Wendy first encountered kilnformed glass on an Art Foundation course in 2000 and was immediately captivated by the process. The next few years were spent studying for a part time Fine Art degree before deciding to concentrate on glass. A 3D glass course in London over three years gave her the necessary skills and experience to set up a studio at her home in Oxford.
She exhibited at Art in Action for 3 years and in 2019 she was commissioned by a garden designer to make a large window for a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Wendy is also a member of the Oxford Art Society, the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, the Contemporary Glass Society, Just Glass and the Society of Designer Craftsmen and regularly shows work in their exhibitions.
Wendy’s working process involves layering clear float glass with metal leaf, foil and wire. When these materials are fired in the kiln the glass fuses to the metals to produce expressive glass pieces which have a painterly quality to them.
These inclusions of precious metal leaf and wire enable her to ‘draw’ within the glass and create a palette of subtle colours once fired. Natural forms have always been a strong vehicle for her techniques and her work is also informed by her love of pattern.