Originally I was a scientist working in medical research after gaining a degree in Zoology from Imperial College and a Masters degree in Immunology - a far cry from glass art, but actually experimentation is a very important part of glass making and I like the challenges posed by the technical side of the craft.
Each piece of glass is unique and many are functional as well as decorative. I now produce a range of pieces from coasters and dishes to candle holders and vases as well as wall hangings and some unusual jewellery.
See more of Claire's work at: http://bluebellglass.weebly.com/
All photos courtesy of Velvet Grey Photography