For a while now we've longed for a glass artist in our guild. So we were extremely pleased when Reading based Andrew Boddington agreed to join us as a guest. (No pressure there, Andrew). We know and value Andrew and his work from co-operations, exhibitions and Reading's Studio Trail. Walking through Reading one encounters particularly beautiful glass panels made by him - always a delightful surprise.
"I'm looking forward to my first exhibition with the Guild of Craftsmen this weekend." says Andrew "I've worked on projects with fellow exhibitor Mark Ripley, producing sacramental furniture with glass inserts for a local church, and this is a marvellous opportunity to meet new artists and see their work."
His preparations for the upcoming exhibition are well under way.
"I'm currently working on new pieces of fused glass work for the exhibition, with the usual trepidation when opening the glass kiln to see if the firing has been successful. There are always many variables to control when designing a new piece, and I've had problems with incompatible glass cracking on cooling – all part of the fun of glass forming!"
As well as more modern fused glassware, Andrew will also be showing traditional leaded and copper-foiled panels, and can discuss the design and construction of bespoke windows and panels to fit specific locations.
"I hope to meet you this weekend at Alresford." - Andrew Boddingtonglass.com