Madeline Bunyan – Glass Artist
I got my first taste of lampwork in 2006, after which I went on to do a degree in Applied arts, graduating in 2009, where I specialised in lampwork, creating for my degree show, the piece ‘flock’ – a wearable glass sculpture made up of lampworked elements.
Since coming back to the ‘real world’, beads that have unusual sculptural elements, and raised detailing are a constant feature of my work. manipulating the glass just the way I want is both a delight and a challenge to me. I am constantly developing my skills by experimenting and testing new ideas & colours
In 2013 I was invited to demonstrate at the UK Flame Off, alongside nationally and internationally known lampworkers Sally Sutherland, Leah Fairbanks, Lucio Bubacco and Michou Pascale Anderson. This event is the only one of its kind in the UK and it was a huge honour to be part of it.
My jewellery is often understated, the silverwork simple and clean, allowing the colours of the glass and the quality of the lampwork to shine through.