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
COS Windows Weekend 25/26 July
New work ready for Open Studios - weekends 2 & 3 @ the Pit Building
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.
A member of the Contemporary Glass Society, I also take commissions. Please get in touch if you are interested.
My glass work is stocked at:
Haddenham Gallery Shop at the Haddenham Arts Centre in Haddenham Nr Ely Cambridgeshire
Museum Shop at the Museum of Cambridge Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AQ
For recent work see Instagram: maureen.charles.52
Etsy Shop : https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MPJArtGlass
Also online at Haddenham Arts Centre shop : www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk
and in the jewellery section of the online shop at www.ruralmagpie.co.uk
In 2021 I will be:
10 & 11 July and 17 & 18 July - from 11.00am to 6.00pmCOS Open Studios at the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street - 2nd and 3rd weekends
24 & 25 July 10.00am - 4.00pm COS Open Studios at Haddenham Arts Centre, Haddenham, Nr Ely CB6 3XA - 4th weekend
13/14 November - 10.00am to 4.00pm Rural Magpie Jewellery Fair at Great Chesterton Community Centre, Newmarket Rd, Great Chesterford CB10 1NS
20 November – 10.00am to 4.00pm Rural Magpie Jewellery Fair at Foakes Hall, Stortford, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG