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Gillian Hulse

Gillian Hulse trained at Camberwell School of Art (now the University of Arts London) in graphics and textile design and worked for some years illustrating for children’s books and for television. In 2004 she moved with her family to Somerset and began working with kiln-formed glass. Since then she has established a studio near Wells where she creates a diverse collection of pieces ranging from large wall panels and curved arcs to bowls, dishes and small hangings. Her designs are often inspired by land and seascapes featuring night skies, gardens, fish and dragonflies. Her collections of more contemporary pieces demonstrate her love of sumptuous colour and intricate pattern. Her commissioned work include panels for doors and windows, splashbacks, mirrors, tiles and sets of coasters.
Gillian works mainly with Bullseye and dichroic glass and incorporates a range of different techniques which include the use of metals, bubble powders, glass paint and fibre paper. She frequently experiments with new materials and techniques to create different effects within her work. She has recently become a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and also exhibits regularly with the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen both in their gallery in Somerton and at group shows.
In 2009 she was commissioned to write “Inspirations in Kiln-formed Glass” which was published by A & C Black in the UK and by St Martin’s Griffin in the USA. She will be exhibiting at The British Craft Trade Fair in 2012.

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