Carys Rodwell designs and makes colourful, contemporary Fused and Stained Glass in a quirky and imaginative way.
Carys makes pictures, mirrors, bowls, glass bunting and decorations and she loves the challenge of a commission. She works from her home studio in beautiful Crickhowell, with her husband and three children, surrounded by superb countryside views to inspire her.
Following a Foundation course at Hereford College of Art and Design in 2006, Carys chose to investigate and develop her techniques in glassmaking. In order to further her desire to create using this fascinating medium, Carys has attended multiple courses in Bristol and Ledbury. These courses have encouraged an experimental direction which forms a large part of the fused glass process.
“I love working with glass, it has all the qualities that I crave – bright colours, sparkle, texture, excitement and an element of danger! I will never tire of that mixed feeling of apprehension and excitement just before I open the kiln in the morning. I have had to wait all night to see whether I have a pleasant surprise or a disaster!!”
Carys exhibits her work at:
- The Court Cupboard Gallery in Abergavenny
- Fired Earth in Hereford
- Number 18 Brasserie in Crickhowell
- Deb’s Kitchen in Crickhowell
- Tourist Information Centre in Chepstow