SAMANTHA SWEET GLASS
It’s a busy world. Space is very valuable, be it our personal space or the space we call home. My work is about personalising your own space. It’s not for everyone, but if you like to know where and how things are made, and most importantly why they were made, read on!
Samantha Sweet Glass is located in London and born from a passion for working with glass. Central to my work is the making process using traditional skills and quality materials. The pieces tell a story of how they were made and the history of glass making while reflecting modern culture in their shape and pattern.
On my site you will find lead crystal, the orchid of the glass world. Cut crystal sucks in light like no other glass, refracts and reflects it back in technicolour. Soda lime glass of Murano fame comes in the juiciest colour range and is my preferred glass for bead making. Thirdly borosilicate, a tough and versatile glass making it the perfect choice for working with a torch. This glass does the equivalent of 0-60 in 3 seconds without compromising on clarity.
Soon you will also find lighting, the ultimate tool for creating atmosphere in our spaces. Lighting is classified as task or ambient, I’m aiming for both. The magic of optics and a sparkle of intrigue are coming together to create a totally new approach to lighting. Watch this space!
I walked into the hot glass room and there it was. Fiery and literally too hot to handle, I was determined to still be in the room by the end of the day when the queue of hopefuls had dwindled from 20 to 4.
After graduating I worked in several glass studios and attended classes at Pilchuck and Haystack in the US. In 2000 I did an MA at the Royal of Art.
Residencies: National Glass Centre, Broadfield House Glass Museum
Collections: The Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole Private Collection of Modern Glass, Broadfield House Glass Collection
Member of: Crafts Council Maker Directory, Design Nation, Muswell Hill Creatives, GBUK
Past stockists include Fortnum & Mason, Heals, Conran Shop, Liberty and Selfridges.
Making can be both relaxing and rewarding, I love to inspire others to work with glass. Whether you are interested in learning something new or looking for a creative outlet lamp working glass is a great option. Sadly due to COVID 19 lessons are currently on hold, but take a look and sign up for the newsletter be the first to know when we can start again