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Gaysie May

 I made my first lampwork beads in 2008 and since then I have been totally addicted.  Initially self taught, I have since been lucky enough to have had classes with many great lampworkers, learning and developing new skills along the way.   I love to explore colour and texture within my beads and I use […]

Sarah Downton

I began my lampworking obsession when I took a 2 day glass beadmaking starter course in March 2002, thinking it would give me an idea of whether to pursue making my own ‘simple’ glass beads to incorporate into my jewellery. I found myself drawn into the amazing and exciting world of hot glass. My bead […]

Heart of Glass

Helen Goldman When I was a child my mum gave me a necklace she’d bought whilst once in Venice. It was made with Millefiori beads. I would spend hours gazing at those beads, in wonderment at the great detail of each individually formed flower, the uniqueness they possessed fascinating me. From this cherished treasure grew […]

Glass Beads by Lotti

I started working with seed beads as a teenager when my big sister taught me how to use a bead loom;  a skill my sister had learned from the first nations people of Northern Canada when she lived in that area for a while.  My Dad then made me a basic loom and I continued […]

Jane Hamill

Bead addiction began for me when I was about 15, when I started to make simple jewellery. Soon it wasn’t enough for me to buy cheap beads, stick them on wire and call it jewellery, although it seemed popular with friends and colleagues and I had some success in selling what I made. This sense […]

HelenG Beads

Helen Gorick Having studied metal smithing and jewellery at college, Helen Gorick has been in the jewellery trade for more than 20 years but when she discovered the colourful world of lampworking it soon took over and she went full time with it in 2008. Whilst at art college Helen was constantly having to battle […]

Artist Pages

The artist pages are accessible via a drop-down menu at the top of the page. Each artist has a very individual style, if you are looking for unique and original lampworked glass art, you will find a wide and varied selection from British Lampwork’s artisan beadmakers.

Contact Us

Hi, there. You may have arrived here due to a broken link or simply because you wanted to get in touch with us.  As the site goes through changes over the years, artists come and go, we often have ‘legacy’ links for pages that no longer appear, so we thought it would be nice to […]


After completing a college course in fashion design, Debbie spent several years designing and creating wedding dresses, often with hand embroidered details along with matching jewellery. It was searching the internet for beads for wedding jewellery that Debbie came across some stunning handmade beads and needed to find out more. After searching, Debbie discovered lessons […]

Rowanberry Designs

Claire lives in Staffordshire with her husband and 3 demanding cats. She is a full-time and self-employed Lampworker/Glass artist. Says Claire: “It doesn’t make me rich (far from it) but I so love what I do which makes all of the difference!” Claire came to glasswork from her jewellery design experience  in March 2006 – […]