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About HelenSmithGlass

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I live on the edge of the Wirral peninsula, where we are surrounded on 3 sides by water.

When I walk down to the shore, it is like stepping into a different world the instant I put foot on the sand. I want my work to capture a little piece of this feeling, a reminder of that other world along the shoreline; whether it's the feel of the sea smoothed pebble you picked up, or the coastal scene on the wall that reminds you of a favourite view.

I’ve always been a maker, from my first Blue Peter inspired creations, progressing on to various creative hobbies and making my own clothes. So when, after a career in IT and 2 lovely children, I had the opportunity to study applied arts, I leapt at the chance.

I really didn’t expect to choose glass as my specialism, but there was something about the material that drew me in; not so much the colour and transparency which are its most obvious qualities, but the possibilities of layering and creating depth and texture, and the fact that as a material it can be incredibly tactile – although I acknowledge that stroking a piece of glass is not most people’s first reaction! So here I am, a few years on, still with a head full of ideas, creating fused glass wall art, decorative items and accessories in my very own glass studio.

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    I am a glass artist living and working on the Wirral peninsula in NW England, surrounded by coastline and wide views which are the inspiration behind much of my work.

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