Shirley Giles

 Lampwork Glass *Jewellery Supplies * Jewellery Designer * Metalsmith 

About Me

This is the boring bit - the bit about me. So, I live in Norwich and used to work as a high school teacher. I trained as a musician but have taught a range of subjects. I've always enjoyed arts and crafts but feel that I've really found my own outlet through lampworking - making beads and sculptural items with molten glass over a flame.

I suspect that the seeds of pyromania were first sown in me when I was a child. I remember building bonfires in the garden and cooking over little holes in the ground from a very early age. I guess it was only a matter of time before I would turn this rather worrying trait into something creative, by taking up lampworking. 

More recently I've taken up silversmithing, something I've wanted to do for a long time but not been able to able to fit into my schedule. Should have done it years ago.

I love jewellery.  I love making my own. I love making glass beads the most. Simple as that.

Shirley x

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