Wendy Newhofer

Wendy Newhofer

Originally trained as a primary school teacher, I found that working part time allowed me to pursue my interests in art. A relocation to Oxford twelve years ago gave me the opportunity to return to college and do a Foundation in Art and Design where I first encountered kiln formed glass and was immediately captivated by the process.

I spent 3 years studying 3D glass in London before setting up my own purpose built studio at home. Using sheets of float glass I make expressive pieces that have a painterly quality to them. Inclusions of metal leaf and wire enable me to ‘draw’ within the glass and there is a magical alchemy, sometimes unpredictable, which produces a palette of subtle colours when the glass is fired.

My work has always capitalised on my love of drawing which involves translating images from my sketchbook into the glass. I frequently work with repeated images creating patterns and often linked to change of scale. I make wall hung panels in various sizes and also a range of bowls. My studio is open during Oxfordshire Artweeks every year and I have work in a number of galleries.

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