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Janice Bradshaw

My work is influenced by the British coastline and countryside and its ever-changing weather and palette of colour. To reflect this I layer ground glass, metals and enamels in my work to achieve a more organic feel. I include organic hedgerow material.

I make beach casts and shell casts and clay tiles using shells and seaweed to create added texture in pieces.

My main collections are my 'coastal' pieces: influenced by the variety of colours and textures in the sea, sky and sand and where the countryside comes right down to the sea, 'woodland' pieces: influenced by the changing of the woodland floor and canopy through the seasons, and my 'connections' pieces: where I indulge my love of using metals in my work. The metals react with each other in the heat of the kiln, no matter how slight their connection, changing each other forever, just as we humans do.

I live and work in St Anne’s on Sea on the Fylde coast in Lancashire and enjoy being able to paddle on the beach whenever I want to.

Janice runs fused glass workshops in Lytham St Annes.

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