Angela Thwaites has been working as a self employed professional in the specialist field of kiln formed glass for more than twenty years. She frequently takes part in exhibitions nationally and internationally. Since graduating with a BA Hons in ceramics and glass from Farnham, Surrey, Thwaites’ focus has been on kiln-formed glass. Her work is visually varied and combines glass with a variety of other materials including metal, stone, and wood. As well as one-off pieces, Thwaites also created a number of works for specific locations including Gloucester Road Underground Station and the Great Eastern Hotel in London. Thwaites has extensive experience of teaching over fifteen years in a broad range of environments in the UK and other European countries.