Work of Gillian McGinley – Tyne Valley Artists

Work of Gillian McGinley – Tyne Valley Artists

Gillian McGinley

Artist Statement

Gillian McGinley is a glass artist specialising in architectural glass and fused glass who lives and works in Gateshead.

Gillian enjoys creating fused glass inspired by nature’s ever changing colours. Each fused piece is individual; no two are ever the same. Materials react differently every time in the kiln, despite being fired under the same conditions and this is what excites Gillian as an artist.

Her current landscape pieces are inspired by memories of travels to places in France and others closer to home.

Gillian also specialises in traditional and bespoke leaded windows incorporating techniques such as sandblasting and glass staining and has worked with many schools and community projects throughout the North East creating windows for their environment.

Gillian has taught adult courses at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland for the last twenty years.