in houses and churches, she loves the way the sun washes through stained glass and sends pools of coloured light across a room, so she chooses to mainly work with transparent glass.
Stained glass windows in churches often tell stories, which you can 'read', there are stories behind Myra's work too.
Her work is kiln formed glass; she puts together the shapes, colours and then it goes in the kiln to fuse together.
to 'draw' in light, she uses copper wire which she bends into shapes to make the line. the wire has to be sandwiched between two layers of glass and often traps air bubbles; this is random and can lead to lucky accidents, or disasters. she enjoys not knowing what to expect when opening the kiln.
myra has previously worked as a play therapist, running children's workshops. she was also an arts award facilitator working with home educated CHILDREN'S groups. she thinks play and creativity go together, so she also play around with offcuts of glass to see what comes, hence elephants, horses and trees.
she hopes you enjoy the vibrant colours and flowing forms, that you appreciate the light, that makes it change and glow.
myra studied fine art as a mature student at the university of east london.
Click here to see myra's artwork for sale at court robert.