Natsglass 2020 - All Rights Reserved - Made with Blood & Sweat by Sweet Tooth Design
ABOUT ME I describe myself as an experimental, expressionist glass artist. Using fusion, slumping and casting techniques, each piece is totally unique. Every individual, colourful item is crafted utilising sheet, block, crushed and spaghetti glass, paint, various metal foils, metal clays, glass powders and other glass compatible materials. Having a kiln and being able to work from my studio at the end of my garden, allows me the time and space to be creative. I hope you enjoy the finished pieces… My background Through my adolescence, I knew I had many creative skills, but as a war baby, it was expected to obtain either a trade or a profession. Although offered a place to study engineering at Imperial College, I took an alternative pathway when my GCE results didn’t go according to plan. Typical of that time, I married at 20. But following divorce, raised my boys in Canada as a lone mother. As an emotional release through those difficult years, I dabbled in different artistic disciplines whilst working to keep us solvent. And it was whilst working in the gift novelty industry, that I developed the first range of printed plasters (Band-Aids) specifically designed for children with cute colourful images. Unfortunately, my marketing skills for this innovative venture didn’t match my artistic skills so it wasn’t the success I had hoped. Such a shame as today, every chemist has printed plasters on their shelves for children! After 17-years in Canada, and once my boys had graduated from university, I obtained a delayed degree in social work and returned to London. In 1993, I settled in East Finchley with my amazing, supportive husband, and our families living nearby. Bizarrely, it was whilst on holiday in the States, that I went to a small workshop on getting creative with glass. That was my Eureka moment, and I’ve never looked back. Now, finally, I can concentrate my artistic energies and passion into the medium I love. THE PROCESS First is the imagination and idea. Next is the preparation and sourcing the correct coloured glass. Then, patience………………….
Natalie Baskin Experimental, Expressionist Glass Artist
My studio
COMMISSIONS WELCOME Please contact me to discuss your special design.
ABOUT ME I describe myself as an experimental, expressionist glass artist. Using fusion, slumping and casting techniques, each piece is totally unique. Every individual, colourful item is crafted utilising sheet, block, crushed and spaghetti glass, paint, various metal foils, metal clays, glass powders and other glass compatible materials. Having a kiln and being able to work from my studio at the end of my garden, allows me the time and space to be creative. I hope you enjoy the finished pieces… My background Through my adolescence, I knew I had many creative skills, but as a war baby, it was expected to obtain either a trade or a profession. Although offered a place to study engineering at Imperial College, I took an alternative pathway when my GCE results didn’t go according to plan. Typical of that time, I married at 20. But following divorce, raised my boys in Canada as a lone mother. As an emotional release through those difficult years, I dabbled in different artistic disciplines whilst working to keep us solvent. And it was whilst working in the gift novelty industry, that I developed the first range of printed plasters (Band-Aids) specifically designed for children with cute colourful images. Unfortunately, my marketing skills for this innovative venture didn’t match my artistic skills so it wasn’t the success I had hoped. Such a shame as today, every chemist has printed plasters on their shelves for children! After 17-years in Canada, and once my boys had graduated from university, I obtained a delayed degree in social work and returned to London. In 1993, I settled in East Finchley with my amazing, supportive husband, and our families living nearby. Bizarrely, it was whilst on holiday in the States, that I went to a small workshop on getting creative with glass. That was my Eureka moment, and I’ve never looked back. Now, finally, I can concentrate my artistic energies and passion into the medium I love. THE PROCESS First is the imagination and idea. Next is the preparation and sourcing the correct coloured glass. Then, patience………………….
Natalie Baskin Experimental, Expressionist Glass Artist
Natsglass 2020 - All Rights Reserved Made with Blood & Sweat by Sweet Tooth Design
COMMISSIONS WELCOME Please contact me to discuss your special design.
My studio