Magda of Magdooshka Creates
My passion to ‘create and make’ has resulted in a lifetime of making, learning, practise and development, attending numerous courses and learning new techniques and skills using a variety of 3D materials.
I have attended several glass courses over the last 20 years including some at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. In June 2016 my dream to work full-time as a stained glass artist came to fruition.
I have been surprised by, but have embraced, the many opportunities and challenges of researching, designing and developing my own ideas for new pieces. I also enjoy responding to customer's commissions and shop and gallery led demand, including some pieces for the National Trust.
I have always loved using the tools and equipment and learning and applying the individual techniques and processes involved in working with traditional lead came and copper foiling techniques. By combining stained glass with a variety of other materials, I create my organically driven pieces to hang or stand using wire, wooden and metal bases or stakes enabling my work to add more colour, light, and movement into any garden or home. My products range from my small 'Brilliant Birds' to my new range of large sculptural pieces.
I really enjoy finding new and innovative ways to exhibit my work when selling at events and at galleries and shops which sell my pieces. I also encourage customers to come to my garden workshop, by appointment and when I arrange my open studio events. Do sign up to receive my monthly emails to keep in touch.
Keen to pass on my enthusiasm for working with stained glass I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and groups, for example I have worked with a local youth organisation and residents of a residential home for retired adults, on an intergenerational stained glass project celebrating the Armistice Centenary, resulting in a display in Ripon Cathedral.
I have delivered a number of demonstrations and talks for local groups and some one to one workshop days for individuals.
I am really looking forward to developing this area of my work in the future, so do contact me if you would like to know more.