About the artist:
Shakspeare Glass was set up in 1988 and moved to premises in Taunton in 1991, relocating to Langport in 2013.
Will’s work is in many private collections in the UK and beyond. He exhibits regularly and is represented by galleries in the British Isles.
Will says of his work:
“I make a wide range of different designs which are constantly evolving. I deliberately design glass with a random factor. I try and use colour so that it affects the final shape of the piece in a natural and fluid way.
I have many influences. Rock pools and water are constant factors in the Tableaux pieces. The glorious rich blues and greens of the Pembrokeshire shoreline and the silky pinks and golds of the Mediterranean Islands inspire the Nougat range, a tiny spider’s nest – a collection of perfume bottles named Sputnik, and the textiles of South America – the Agate and Opal ranges.
Tutor, Bucks College of Higher Education, Consultant for Oxfam in Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador, Masterclass Tutor at Biennale Glass Festival, Consultant for Fair Trade Organisation and Tradecraft in Bolivia. Featured on ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home’ Channel 4 and on ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas’ and also appeared ’Original Features’ Nick Knowles on UKTV.