ORIEL HICKS at PHOENIX STAINED GLASS
Oriel has been in the studio for over 20 years, being inspired by both the clarity of the Scillonian light and the richness of colour in glass.
She studied at Reigate School of Art in various architecturally based media including mosaics, decorative glass-fibre screens, cement relief tiles & panels, and large scale murals. The stained glass she learned here was traditional leadwork, which she still does in the winter when given a commission. However, she discovered the art of hot “fused” glass in about 2001 and has concentrated more and more on this technique ever since as it is not so constrained by black lines or solidity of form.