Today we are getting to know Number8Glass who creates fused glass pieces and traditional stained glass. All pieces are made by Katherine Wilson who began working with stained glass about 10 years ago and now works full time in her studio in Nottingham.
How would you describe your style?
Bright and contemporary
Where do you work and does your location influence your work?
I work in my studio in Tollertonand over look the garden – this is a huge influence and lots of my pieces reflect the time of year when I first made them.
How did you get started as an artist/designer?
I first started working with glass about 14 years ago – then I think I followed a fairly common path of developing my skills and style, making for family and friends and then starting my business.
Can you give us an idea of your creative processes?
I rarely start on paper, there is something about needing to hold glass and see the colours together to get the inspiration flowing!
What is inspiring you or your work just now?
It is all about green now – it must be the fact that everything is growing to fast (including the bind weed!) but I keep finding myself choosing shades of green and looking at different ways to put them together.
Do you have any new designs you can give us a sneak preview of?
I’ve been commissioned to make a 3 panel wall piece for a couple – I’m looking forward to showing off that when it is finished
What is your favourite thing about Nottingham?
There is such a great, supportive community here – everyone is always ready with advice, a “like” or a retweet