Sandy Horton

Central St Martins College of Art & Design -
Post Graduate Diploma in Glass

William De Morgan Prize for Glass at Central
St Martins College of Art & Design
Shortlisted for Pizza Express Contemporary
Art Prize
Winner of Worshipful Company of Glass
Sellers Award 2016

I originally trained in textiles followed by
architectural stained glass.  I then undertook
postgraduate studies at Central St Martin’s
College where I learnt and developed other
glass techniques.  
I have spent most of my working life as a
college lecturer.

My latest body of work is inspired by the
Cornish land and seascapes; I draw upon
the light, patterns and colours that surround
me. I enjoy working directly with glass to
capture a response to a time, mood or
place.  When creating my pieces an
important part of the work is not only colour,
but also building texture and relief in the kiln
together with the layering of different
glasses.  I take pleasure in the challenges
that glass offers, and take full advantage of
‘accidents’ that occur in or out of the kiln
creating unintended, but often exciting
effects.  I frequently incorporate agricultural
object or found timber to truly connect my
work to Cornwall
Polperro Arts Foundation, Quay Road, Polperro, Cornwall. PL13 2QU.