Maggie Barton now creates striking pieces in fused glass having moved on after many years working in contemporary architectural stained glass, which was commissioned by clients.
Working with glass is her passion and she has been totally re-inspired since discovering glass fusing, which is very different from the stained glass method. This means she can now exhibit in galleries and exhibitions.
Vibrant colours and quirky subjects are very recognisable in her work and many of her inspirations come from her love of Jazz/Blues, American Southwest/Mexican art, 50s/60s Atomic designs, Kitchenalia and Cocktails. Cacti and Chillies feature regularly.
Unable to resist collecting driftwood, these often find their way into her creations.
Finished pieces can be attached to a wooden backing with chrome coloured wall mounts or attached to wooden stands by acrylic posts. Fused pieces can also be slumped into a mould to create different shapes which can be freestanding.
Hand cut pieces of the design are fired onto backing glass in the kiln at 750 degrees which leaves a slightly undulating surface which she particularly likes.
As a member of Herts Visual Arts for many years she has regularly opened her studio in September. She also exhibits in Galleries and Exhibitions and hold Workshops in fused glass in her studio. Commissions are welcomed.
Maggie is a member of The Contemporary Glass Society also The Wynd Gallery in Letchworth.
Find out more: Maggie's Gallery