About the artist, Rachael Durkan
Having completed a Fine Art degree in the 90’s, specialising in sculpture and printmaking, my path led me into computer aided Art and Design, working in the website design industry for many years. I have now returned to my passion as an artist. I have had a love for glass for many years, first working with stained glass but it quickly became apparent that I was drawn to glass fusing.
In 2017 having set up a studio in my garden I launched into working with glass full time. I am constantly expanding my knowledge through self practice, online resources and glass courses. I don’t think it is possible to ever know everything about glass but maybe this will change in years to come!
My work is inspired by the geometric shapes, patterns and colours found in nature. Glass is an incredibly fascinating material to work with, it can be manipulated but also has many restraints. The often unexpected nature of using glass means you never tire of its captivating qualities. Fascinated by the complexity of this material and new effects which can be achieved is where my passion lies.