This summer’s visual exhibition features the work of Wivenhoe’s Railway Glass Studio, based in the Wivenhoe Business Centre.

The Railway Glass Studio comprises five artists – Alison Chapman, Sue Davies, Anna Popkin, Jenny Spillane and Claudia Uller – all trained by the late Rosella Chester at her workshop in Barrack Street, Colchester.

They specialise in classical techniques of lead and copper foil stained glass and fused glass, namely panels, objects and jewellery. The work is original and individual to each of them. They are happy to accept commissions, repairs and offer tuition in stained glass techniques.

Their work has been shown at the Mercury Theatre Colchester, the Guild Hall in Lavenham, the Glass Bead Exhibition Colchester and the Artist Market at Firstsite. They regularly take part in Essex/Suffolk Open Studios and various artists markets throughout the year.

Contact details for commissions: Email: Tel: 01206 271039.

Glass work by the Railway Glass Studio

Incomplete Circle by Alison Chapman and The Dancer by Claudia Uller

Platform 1’s Poetry Cabinet is entitled Sea Glass, and was written by Lelia Ferro. Design by Deborah Talbot (original photo Wokandapix).

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