Shayna Leib was ‘seduced by the glamour of glassblowing’ at an early age. She first saw glass art at a tender age of seven. The chance encounter ensued what has turned out to be a lifelong love affair with glass sculpture. In this interview, the artist explains how she soaks in the beauty of the surrounding when kayaking or deep sea diving and uses the mysterious world of the deep blue ocean as a major source of inspiration. Find out more about the artist hidden behind the fascinating glass sculptures.
Born in 1964 it is not until she turned 40 that Fenella Elms’s actively started modelling dreams on potter’s wheel. She was working as an Occupational Therapist for National Health Services then and found it befitting to create structures and patterns using ceramics as a medium. A recipient of Ceramic Review Award for Exceptional, Innovative and Challenging work at Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art in 2011 Fenella’s work is a narration in ‘fragile permanence’.