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.
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.
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.