I love to create unique art that makes people smile!
Since 2005, Opal has been exploring and delving into the realms of glass art. A self-confessed glass nerd with an endless imagination and excitement for her work, Opal began her glass career in stained glass techniques and, through testing her ideas against traditionalist views, developed her skills into fusing techniques designing and creating intricate and quirky glass art.
Since 2013, Opal has been a vital member of Herts Visual Arts (HVA), including being a member of the HVA Organising Group, along with being the Area Coordinator for Opal’s hometown.
Opal’s ever-evolving style is inspired by a wide range of sources, including tattoo, comic, pop art, nature, photography, and art in its wider context, and uses techniques such as airbrushing, powder printing, freehand painting, and sgraffito prior to kiln firing, incorporating other materials alongside glass to ensure her creations are truly unique.
Opal’s work is exhibited in galleries and found in private collections across the globe; exhibitions and events include the Childwickbury Arts Fair since 2014, along with the British Glass Biennale 2019, the Contemporary Glass Society’s Celestial Bodies exhibition 2019 (winner of the People’s Prize), and the National Liberty Museum’s 21st and 22nd Glass Auction and Gala and summer exhibition .