Ann Donnelly

I have a lovely (but small) glass workshop in the peace of the Warwickshire/Cotswold countryside in the English Midlands. I was a Museums professional for over thirty years, so it's very refreshing to be on the other side of the gallery floor now as a fused glass artisan!

I have always been interested in glass working and design, but I find the scope for experimentation and creativity of kiln fusing glass particularly exciting. I often take inspiration for designs from the wildlife in my garden and the local landscape. But sometimes I just like to make people smile and some of my pieces have a children's picture-book illustration quality.

I love to create original glass items for commissions and find this very personal approach to design particularly rewarding.