Dichroic Glass Jewellery
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. I still offer workshops making dichroic jewellery as well as bowls, hangings and other items.
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.
The Photo Gallery shows a range of my own work.
To see the latest designs, come and visit the Anni Gell Glass Design exhibit at Patchings Art Centre's Festival of Art, Craft & Design from 6th - 9th June.
There will be a special offer on my classes for those booking & paying in full at the festival.
See the Patchings website for more details about the Festival:
Kiln-fired Glass Workshops
- for enjoyment & creativity.....
My former career was as a teacher, and I have always felt that within education there needs to be the opportunity
to try something new just because you want to. Working in Adult Education for a year convinced me of the need for
places to relax and enjoy creativity. It was for that reason that the Little Studio was set up.
There is an ongoing programme of workshops throughout the year, and an occasional five-week evening course in the winter months. The emphasis is on enjoyment and relaxation. With not a tick sheet in sight, the aim is to provide
a fulfilling learning experience.
I take a maximum of six students on my workshops in order for the atmosphere to remain relaxed and to enable me to give plenty of help and support.
2013 sees a slightly different course format with a Taster Day followed by various workshop options. If you don’t see what you want, please ask and I will see what I can do. Private groups, hen parties and private lessons by the hour are all possibilities.
Find out more and check current dates on the Workshops page.
I can offer complete group bookings and parties on other dates.
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