NeetGlassDesigns

Neet Glass Designs

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Marie Clare

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About NeetGlassDesigns

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A little bit of Cornwall (and Devon)

Marie grew up in a very rural area of Devon 10 miles from the Cornish boarder, forming a deep love of the moors and coasts and their ever changing moods and atmospheres. Her mother passed onto Marie a number of practical crafts and skills and with a keen interest in creating and upcycling. After moving to Bude in the 90s Marie pursued her interests and gained City & Guilds Creative Skills Certificate in Textile Decoration Techniques.

Inspired by her achievements and keen to develop the artistic possibilities, Marie started working for Cornwall Adult Education teaching rag rugs making, felting, mosaic and textile crafts and achieving a Certificate in Education. It was whilst working for the service in 2007 that Marie was first introduced to glass fusing, it was love at first cut. She quickly became irresistibly drawn to the unique and intriguing properties of glass when combined with the elemental force of heat. Further study at Plymouth College of Art using a range of glass and metal applications and taking on teaching glass fusing in addition to her other skills, Marie began selling her art works at local craft fairs and art and craft exhibitions.

Often seen at Bude harbour lending a hand with her partner’s fishing boat, Marie became aware of the development of the Old Forge where the Neet river joins the sea at Summerleaze beach into craft units and invited 3 other like minded glass based artists to join her in operating Atlantic Glass Studio as a collective as an opportunity to work, exhibit and meet existing and new customers whilst still maintaining their individual styles and businesses. Relocating her workshop beside a tributary of the river Neet spawned the name Neet Glass Designs. Marie relishes the opportunity to live where she can follow her own artistic inspirations strongly influenced by the love of striking and sculptural surroundings of the sea, coast, farm and moor land, fauna and flora around her.

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  • Marie Clare

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Marie is a talented creative achieving a Contemporary Crafts Degree/Certificate of Education and has taught crafts to adults for 15 years. Working with glass was love at first cut. In 2012, Marie opened Atlantic Glass Studio in Bude, Cornwall.

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