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Barbara works in both silver and gold from her West Sussex Studio. Bearing in mind the mantra: ‘keep it simple', her work is usually hammered, or planished in such a way that the light is reflected giving a sparkling effect to each piece.
Her aim is to allow the reflective quality of the silver and the simplicity of the design to prevail.
Cornish born and bred, Gregg was born in Truro and grew up in Week St Mary a village close to the North Cornish coastline.
His love of this beautiful county started in childhood, where he would walk large areas of Bodmin Moor for hours a day and explore the rugged coastline.
Gregg has run his own glass studio since 2005 and in 2021 moved his studio back to his roots in the picturesque village of Week St Mary in Cornwall.
His work is strongly influenced by the stunning natural beauty which surrounds him; The wild and beautiful landscape of Cornwall, from the soft tones of the misty moors to the vibrant colours and bright clear light of the rugged coastline where waves crash against sharp rocks forming swirls and eddy's that can be seen echoed in some of his work.
Gregg studied Art and Design at St Austell Collage and later took an interest in fused glass where his love for this medium took hold. Self-taught, he loves working with glass, experimenting with it, and pushing it to its limits which have resulted in techniques that are unique to his work.
His popular ‘flow’ design has been developed through experimentation over several months, a technique that allows him to achieve a flowing organic look to his designs.
When he’s not working with glass, he can often be found in the middle of a field with a metal detector, drawing or exploring the Cornish beaches, moorland and woodlands with his wife and daughter.
Greg’s work can be found in galleries across the UK from Cornwall to Scotland.