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Biography

I've always enjoyed the creative arts and after obtaining a B.Sc.Hons degree (2:1) in Industrial Economics, I took a year out to fulfill a passion and train as a Cordon Bleu chef which led to a further year of interesting opportunities with prestigious organisations before I settled into a more traditional graduate career in finance.  With 20 years of experience in finance it was a  supportive boss who gave me the opportunity to complete a part-time foundation course in Art & Design at University for the Creative Arts, which has led to Higher Education qualifications in Ceramics and Glass at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

My love of the creative arts has grown over recent years and now focuses predominantly on glass art. Although i'm still combining a love of glass fusing and ceramics with the family passion (some might say obsession) about alpacas. My other key interests (when i'm not relaxing with my family) are cookery, history and travel. 

 

Currently I'm enjoying taking time to develop my creative skills and preferred style of glass art for my main work which will feature under RachelCraigGlass

Memberships & education

Memberships

The Contemporary Glass Society - 2020 to present,  including acting as Regional Coordinator for South East region for CGS from 2023 onwards

The Glass Society of Ireland, 2020-2022

Ceramics Art Network, (OH), U.S.A, 2020 to present

Glass Art Society, Seattle (WA), U.S.A

Education

Art Foundation diploma leading to entry onto BA course in Ceramics and glass 


University for the Creative Arts

Part time Foundation Access course at University for the Creative Arts, Epsom 

Higher Education certificate in Ceramics & Glass , at UCA Farnham 

Degree: Industrial Economics B.Sc. (Hons.) 2:1
University of Warwick, U.K.

Undergraduate degree

Adult Education college courses 

Morley College, London

The Glass Hub, Wiltshire

Catherine Dunstan classes

The Glass School, WarmGlass, UK

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