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detail of tartan stained glass screen


Sharon Campbell



Having studied art and design at Oxford Polytechnic Sharon wanted to put her skills to practical use and to help others to gain confidence and get pleasure from art.


A love of colour and design brought Sharon to the fascinating world of art glass and under the tutorship of Vital Peters, a renowned stained glass artist she developed the skills to put her ideas into practice.


During this period Sharon also trained as a youth worker and ran art workshops for groups of all ages and abilities bringing out the creativity that is within everyone.


Sharon was co-founder of a creative arts studio in Oxford from where she continued her stained glass work and also undertook commissions. These included pieces for Clivedon in Buckinghamshire and Noke Church in Oxfordshire.  

Sara Halpern

Sara's education started at Wolverhampton University where she did a BA Hons in Glass, specialising in kiln and hot studio work, under the tutorship of Professor Keith Cummings a world renowned kiln, cast artist. Sara's love for glass continued, showing work in various exhibitions, one being the New Designers London, gaining commission based work. Sara has travelled to many locations and her inspiration comes from the diverse landscapes, architecture and cultures she encountered. On return to the UK, Sara trained as an Art and Design Lecturer obtaining her PGCE, and at the same time setting up two art studio spaces. Over the past 9 years Sara has gained extensive teaching experience within further and higher education, teaching
at colleges and Universities, alongside tutors such as Louis Thompson
and Kay Hassel. During 2001 and 2002, Sara was Artist in Residence at Manchester Grammar School for Boys. In this post, Sara gave the sixth form boys the opportunity to learn first-hand the underlying principles of successful kiln forming, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to realise their individual ideas. Manchester Grammar School has now included glass in their core curriculum.


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