Bernadette Stevenson

My Glass is firstly sketched & coloured with pencils.I work from the sketches to cut , layer & build up compatible coloured glass sheets, crushed ,powdered & glass rods(stringers) to create my piece.
The piece will then be fired between 640c-804c for upto 36 hours ,depending on the thickness of the glass & sometimes on numerous firings for the build up & then possibly slumping to a shape , until the piece is at the desired effect of what I’m wanting to achieve.

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I’m a local Worthing Glass artist, who has been working with traditional
leaded, stained & fused glass for the past 17 Years .
I am a retired trained chef & restauranteur. I now love experimenting with different
techniques using glass . I often find ingredients in my kitchen such as foil,
bicarbonate soda & include it in my fused glass . I love the fact that I never
know how it will turn out .. a bit like cooking with glass!

I make a selection of glass pictures ,window hangings , small
sculptures ,clocks, & lots of seaside features such as my colourful beach
panels, beach huts , sailing boats & fish, after all I do live by the sea ,I get a
lot of my inspiration from walks by the beach & countryside.I also work with recycled glass & make flattened bottle clocks & I am happy to make to order, a perfect gift for a bride & groom from their wedding bottle to keep as a keepsake ,along with many other ideas.

I also teach beginners glass classes in my garden workshop in central
Worthing & offer gift vouchers , so a perfect gift for someone to have a
creative experience & to take a beautiful piece of glass away that they have
designed & made themselves .
I love teaching & cannot wait to open my kiln & see the creations made, by myself or others.!

I feel it’s really important in our busy lives for everyone to take time out
whether it be art, dance, singing or being creative in any form .When I take
myself down to my workshop & create a piece , it doesn’t feel like work , it
feels like my sanctuary & is very therapeutic . It takes the strain out of my life
& everybody needs that!!
My motto is “Take time out for yourself”

I have exhibited at the following:

collonade house ,worthing . Sussex 2020

The Glass Biennale CGS Stourbridge 2014

Islanders ..when darkness falls .Venice 2019

Genre

Glass

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