I will have some jewellery and wall panels on display at Church Lane Gallery throughout 2018.
I will also be taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios in June and the South Northamptonshire Art Trail in October.
Please visit www.ruthlyne.com for more images of my jewellery and links to stockists.
I have been working with fused glass since 1998 and love combining it with silver to make jewellery reminiscent of sea glass or pebbles. I create collections of necklaces, pendants and earrings, all for people who love the colours and textures of the sea shore.
I don't try to replicate the natural world with my jewellery but I hope wearing it may bring back memories of finding the perfect pebble glistening in the sunshine.
I use layers of Bullseye glass, fusing them together in the kiln at temperatures of over 800°C; combining transparent and opal glass to create pieces that capture a sense of the coast within the colours. Some of the pendants may have been fired five times with each firing lasting about twenty four hours.
Although I am inspired by the coast, I make all my glass jewellery at home in rural Northamptonshire, a very long way from the sea. May be one day I will live near the sea again...