Colourful Fused Glass inspired by nature
Bernadette Stevenson: Owner/maker of Bernies Glass Creations
I’m a local Worthing Glass artist, who has been working with traditional leaded, stained & fused glass for the past 16 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 sell my work in the following:
Montague gallery https://montaguegallery.co.uk/
The Studio at The Lido on the promenade https://thestudioatthelido.wixsite.com/thestudio