Gay Massender

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Working from my converted caravan studio, I have been lampworking since 2007. Initially I was drawn to glass through mosaic and then fusing, but once I discovered you could actually melt glass at home to make beautiful beads I was totally hooked.

I take much of my inspiration from the beautiful Yorkshire Coast where I live and work, teaching lampworking and jewellery making. The colours I use within my work vary widely as the seasons change and the landscape alters. I never tire of this beautiful medium and actively crave my torch when I am unable to melt glass – such is my addiction. Please contact me should you want to join the adventure that is ‘Lampworking.’

Gay was the winner of ‘Beads and Beyond Magazine’ Jewellery Maker of the Year 2012
and runner up in the advanced section of GBUK 2013 Lampwork Competition