Anni Gell Design: kiln-fired glassware, bowls, panels, vases, unique jewellery in dichroic glass
Kiln-fused glass workshops in Nottingham

The Little Studio, 353 Spring Lane, Mapperley Plains, Nottingham, NG3 5RR, UK   |   Email Anni

Kiln-fired Glass hand-crafted in Nottingham

Kiln fired glass provides a superb medium to work with colour and light. It is possible to render every mood from the subtle to the vivid, and the flexible and loose to the crisp and dramatic.

I began my journey into kiln fired glass whilst studying for a BA in Design at Glasgow School of Art between 2004-2008. My specialisation was in ceramics, but there was a link to glass, as both are silicate arts. Having always been a lover of colour and pattern, I was fascinated by glaze, and when a chance opportunity to try kiln fired glass came along I was hooked.

Initially I made only jewellery using dichroic and transparent glass with pure silver wire. Having sold a significant amount of this I then progressed to larger pieces, and more complicated techniques.

My original studies at Art School have been supplemented by attendance at inspirational Master classes encouraging a widening of techniques and possibilities. Newest in these are drop out technique bowls and vases and cast glass blocks.
I am more than happy to take on commissions.


3 glass vases by Anni Gell

For several years I have run workshops and courses for people to learn the techniques of making dichroic jewellery as well as bowls, hangings and other items.
As of Autumn/Winter 2017 I am no longer offering workshops or classes in Kiln-fired Glass. Apologies for any disappointment this may cause.


School/Group Projects:

Following an approach from a local school I spent three mornings with years 5 and 6 talking to them about glass as a material and helping them to put together glass coasters in which they sandwiched copper, aluminium, silver, wire wool and glass granules. I then took these away to fire and returned them to the pupils together with a worksheet they had completed reminding them of which material they used where. I supplied all materials and tools other than scissors. Please contact me if you are a teacher or provider and interested in something similar.

glass coaster before firing kiln with glass coasters glass coaster after firing
coaster with inclusions, before ... firing in kiln ... and after firing

Other similar activities are available for leisure groups involving glass papers, glass paints, paper punches and other materials. These do not involve cutting glass and could take place in other venues. Contact me to discuss possibilities.

Demonstrations & Talks

Should your group or organisation (in the Nottingham area) be interested in hearing about working with kiln fired glass, I am available to give a talk with either a Powerpoint presentation or a demonstration.
The fee for this is £25 which goes into the Rotary International Club Charity account for local needs.

Please contact me, by mail or email, for further details & to make arrangements.

Anni Gell BA BEd
Member of the Association of Contemporary Glass Artists


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