From my studio near Winchester, I hand-craft unique artworks in kiln-formed glass.
Having originally trained in graphic design, I have worked with glass since 2001. Today, I use a variety of materials and techniques, including: sheet and granulated glass, silk-screen printing with powders and enamels, pate-de-verre, casting and 'slumping'. I emboss textures and cold-work finished pieces to achieve a wide range of different effects, selecting the most suitable method for my project. Each piece is fired in a kiln for at least 24 hours, with some work being fired up to six times. I'm known for my private commission service in kitchen splashbacks and eye-catching wall art, suitable for any room, and these can be ordered in a range of sizes up to 1500mm x 900mm. If you have a project in mind and are looking for a unique focal point in your home, I'd love to hear from you.
I draw most inspiration from the changing seasons, patterns and textures found in the natural world as well as scenes and themes of industry and, in particular, the working farm next to my studio. These influences fill my head with potential designs and I create a range of sculpted and free-standing art glass, including vessels and lighting. You can browse current artwork in my Originals collection, many of which are available to own.
My work appears at selected galleries and shows across the UK; be sure to find me on Facebook where I post my upcoming events and appearances. Sue Tinkler Art Glass is also available from the following stockists, showcasing my designs in wall art, vessels, fused-glass waves, jewellery and collectables. All make great gifts for special occasions and anniversaries.
In this dedicated section you will find an array of my works, illustrating notable past commissions and sales, pieces that are available to buy today and inspirations for similar works and fresh commissions. Tap or click to see more. New works and updated designs will be added as I complete them, so make sure to check in from time to time. Please register your interest by getting in touch, through any of the methods in the contact me section of this website.
Your chance to own an original glass work, made to your unique design, to complement your interior design project.
Commissioning a splashback, a work of contemporary wall art or free-standing design will create a stunning focal point to any interior project. Working together, with samples, mood boards and swatches I can incorporate your colour schemes and themes to ensure it complements your overall vision for the finished work.
Commissioning an original work of art is a serious undertaking but I aim to make it an enjoyable one. My step-by-step approach encourages client involvement, not only in the design but also in the making process by visiting the developing work at my studio and having the chance to apply some surface texture or colour - a personal hallmark to the finished work. Watch my video to learn how it works.
To help illustrate my approach to commission design and the options available, I have prepared a brochure.Download Brochure
Make something gorgeous in my fully-equipped studio in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.
With no experience necessary, why not join one of my glass fusion workshops. Come on your own or come with friends to enjoy a relaxed and fun introduction to the techniques of handling art glass. With class sizes of 6, each participant can work with their own set of tools and materials at their own pace with experienced one-to-one guidance. Courses can be booked on-line and you can buy course vouchers for that unique gift.
With Taster and, longer, Beginners' courses available, get an understanding for a wide range of techniques to suit your level of interest. Start by cutting and shaping glass, augment your work with metals and small decorative 'frit' granules and go on to create your own, original, designs; see them magically transformed by firing in the kiln. Watch the video to learn more.
Tap or click to find out more about each course and book online from the list of advertised course dates. Get in touch to arrange Group Bookings.
Sue's enthusiasm for glass I so clear and catching! Her love for her work shined through and as such makes her a good teacher; she is patient, answers all questions and makes you believe you can achieve anything - which really boosts confidence.
LISA, Course Participant.
It was lovely to see my splashback in progress this morning and I enjoyed adding a few bits!
ANNE, Splashback Commission.
Your teaching style and enthusiasm was brilliant. I am very excited about everything glass now and I feel I learnt a lot.
JO, Course Participant.
I was thrilled to see the splashback at your workshop yesterday, it looks great! I can't wait to see it up in the kitchen.
ALISON, Splashback Commission.
You can get in touch in a number of ways: call or email me at the address shown below, or complete the following form, selecting the topic of your enquiry. You can stay in touch with me too on social media, where the stories behind my artworks develop.