Kiln formed glass art designed & handcrafted by Sam Burke, in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire.
'I love glass. It enables me to create different textures & effects in my artwork, depending on the glass, inclusions & temperature in the kiln. I love seeing how the light moves through each finished piece. My inspiration comes from the natural world, especially the seaside & landscapes. Nature is so creative & I like to try to reflect her work in my glass art.
Designing & creating kiln formed glass art is my hobby. I have been lucky enough to have been tutored by a number of well known glass artists, including Silvia Levenson, Saman Kalantari & Bob Leatherbarrow. I love to take the techniques that I have learnt & experiment to create new designs & effects. I still get excited in anticipation of opening the kiln to see what has been created after the kiln firing has finished.
I create sculptures, pictures, bowls, panels, candleholders, coasters & decorations. Every piece is unique & only made by me in my studio in Stony Stratford.'
Part of a Silver Medal winning display at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022
Finalist in Bucks Art Weeks/National Trust Competition 2022
Member & Interim Chair of Visual Images Group (Organiser of Bucks Art Weeks).
Member of Buckingham Arts for All.
Member & Chair of 'Made in Stony'.