Althea Braithwaite

Althea Braithwaite

Fused Glass Artist and Children's Writer

For the last few years I've immersed myself in the joy, delight and creative potential of the wonderful medium of glass. I use fusing techniques to manipulate shadows and reflections and to exploit the amazing palette of colours that glass offers.

I'm always experimenting with new ideas and I love commissions, they stretch my skills and imagination. I have been commissioned to make windows, internal and external door panels, wall lights and tiles for bathrooms and kitchens.

See my work

I will be busy in the New Year experimenting with new ideas. I am having a solo exhibition at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely in July 2014, and at the same time I will be taking part in Cambridge Open Studios, opening my workshop to weekend visitors, I will have some of my smaller pieces here in my studio and I will be happy to discuss possible commissions for windows or anniversary presents.

I am usually available at other times, but please phone or email me, to fix a time when I will definitely be around.

book covers

Children's books: I started writing and illustrating children's books in the late 60's. I used just my first name Althea. We formed the publishing company Dinosaur Publications, named after my main character, Desmond the Dinosaur.