Pris McGirr

Dancing With Glass Pris McGirr 1

I’ve always felt passionate about glass in all its forms, and fell in love with lampwork beads when I bought some to make presents for my daughters.

I subsequently signed up for a lesson with Beverley Hicklin, and never looked back.  That was in January 2010, and as I had no work in the early part of that year I spent a lot of time at the torch.  Subsequently I attended a course with Astrid Reidel, who I found very inspiring.  Probably she and Anouk Jasperse are my main influences, although I admire the work of many of the talented lampworkers around the world. It’s great in these times of easy internet communication to be part of such a large community who so generously share their work and their experience

I am obsessed with exploring the endless possibilities of silver glass.  My style is turning out to be big and bold, and I love colour , iridescence, and opalescence.

I sell my work at various local venues including Alford Craft Market, and have a shop on Etsy where my beads can be bought online.

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