Jackie Birchall

Site Number: 14

Status during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Closed
Region: 
Wheatley (South Oxon)
Media: 
Glass

..it began in 1995 when I took evening classes to learn traditional stained glass work, I studied both leadwork and copper foil (Tiffany) methods and after a couple of years tuition I went off to design and create my own ideas as a hobbyist. I turned professional in 2016, and in September 2017 I moved into my own studio space at home in Thame.

I’ve chosen to work with copper foil as it allows greater freedom to design more intricate pieces which can’t be achieved using traditional leadwork. Each piece of glass is cut by hand, surrounded in copper foil then soldered together. I use coloured sheet and recycled glass, sea glass, marbles, light bulbs and mirror; in fact if it’s made of glass I’ll try using it. I also engrave, etch and tumble glass to alter the surface appearance; finer detailing and dimension is added to my ideas using different gauges of wire and glass beads.

Venue

Ambrose Cottage
Holton
OX33 1PS
Telephone: 
07773 623973
Email: 
jacqueline.birchall@gmail.com
Facilities Available: 
Demonstrations, Refreshments, Parking

Opening Dates and Times

May 2020
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Times: 
11am-6pm

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