Victoria Brown biography
After studying Art and Design at St Albans College of Art, I then graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1993, with a BA hons in Metalwork and Jewellery. Following this I gained a PGCE in Art and Design/Technology at Breton Hall College, in the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
I initially taught Art at Secondary through to A Level, then moved into FE, HE and then community based adult learning in 2003. It was at this time, in my own studio practice, that I began to explore working in glass.
Working from my Shirley based studio I make work using traditional stained glass techniques and fused glass. As well as my personal practice I also work to commission which is often making and restoring traditional Stained Glass windows. And I just love opening up my studio to take part in Open Studio and Art Trail events!
I have been teaching stained and fused glass now for nearly 20 years, from my own studio and in many different community settings.
As well as photos of my own work I often share photos of learners and their fabulous pieces on my studio Facebook and Instagram pages:
Just over 2 years ago I attended a stained glass workshop with Vix after years of wanting to give it a try. I made a Bee which is still hanging in my husbands office. I had a great time learning from Vix in a really relaxed environment with other supportive students. I was amazed at how much I learnt and how decent my Bee looked for a first timer. Vix is a great teacher and quickly helped resolve any issues. I left with a list of equipment needed and the confidence to pursue this as a hobby. Two years on I have my own hobby shed and have sold many pieces and I am still learning everyday.