Jewellery - Fused Glass and Silver
I've been making glass and silver jewellery, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. I use coloured and transparent glass, fuse it with Dichroic glass and fine silver, and use sterling silver mounts and fixings.
I'm aiming to use colour and sparkle to lift, glisten, dazzle and effect mood enhancing change. After all what is jewellery for?
Lustred dishes - tiny delicacies
Chandelier Style Earrings 2020
COS Windows 2020 4/5 July,
COS Windows Weekend 11 / 12 July 2020
COS Windows Weekend 18/19 July 2020
July Open Studios
I studied at Ravensbourne Art College, then 3D Design at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) where I first blew glass. A lifetime of creativity later, I find I’m again working with glass. As with all artists my best work is the result of a hard negotiation between my concept and the resistance of the material. A bonus is that sparky moment of unanticipated fit between the countless parts I create.
Glass is an endlessly versatile medium that I take joy and delight in.. I buy sheets of flat glass, cut shapes, assemble and fire to fuse. I work with fused glass and silver to make jewellery. I fuse glass and add detail with traditional stained glass painting techiques to make pictures. I cut glass and wrap the edges with copper and solder to make window decorations.
For recent work see Instagram: maureen.charles.52
Etsy Shop : https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MPJArtGlass
Also online at Haddenham Arts Centre : www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk
In 2021 I will be at the Rural Magpie Jewellery Fairs on :
17 April 2021 - 10.00am to 4.00pm at Foakes Hall, Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG
24 Aril 10.00am to 4.00pm at Great Chesterton Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1NS
13/14 November 2021 - 10.00am to 4.00pm at Great Chesterton Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1NS
Further dates to be added