Founded by BA(Hons) Glass student, Sheryl Vaughan in 2015, SV Glass is a small independent business that creates intriguing and original contemporary art glass.

 

'I am a designer with a vivid and furtive imagination.  I have the ability to visualise a new idea from nearly everything I see or touch.  I love experimentation of a product - to push the boundaries of design.  I always turn a negative into a positive and my objective is to carry on designing and making with no intention of retiring.'

Lost wax casting is an incredible way to produce glass.  You can take practically any object you desire, make a mould, cast it in wax and then cast a glass form from the wax.  Sounds so easy doesn't it?  Please believe me when I say that this is a long and lengthy process, made up of a procession of puzzles and conundrums, and fraught with possible disappointments along the way.  

But when you get it right, when you break open that mould and the glass has flowed as you wanted it to - oh the joy!

 
 
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Curriculum Vitae

 
 

GLASS RELATED SKILLS

Mould making – plaster, gelflex, RTV, lost wax casting, plaster lathe work, fusing, slumping, kiln carving, painting with light, transfer/screen printing on glass, basic hot shop skills, basic lampworking, cutting glass, sandcasting. Cold working: sandblasting, grinding, polishing.

CERAMIC RELATED SKILLS

Slab and coil working, slip casting, basic wheel throwing, printing on clay, glaze making, colouring clay, reconstitution of clay, ceramics technician, loading and unloading kiln.

OTHER RELATED SKILLS

Bronze casting, pewter casting, basic jewellery making, industrial machinist and overlocking, pattern cutting. Photography. 

OTHER BUSINESS RELATED SKILLS

Design/Sketchbook through thorough research, create and deliver presentations, organizational and promotional skills, computer literate on PC and Mac, excellent time management, meeting deadlines, ability to sell, confident handling money, comfortable working both in groups and individually, at ease dealing with the public, excellent telephone manner, good written communication skills.

COMMISSION

2014 – Sept. ‘Into the Blue’ Wall sculpture for Mr. T. Smith, Herts

LIST OF CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 – Aug Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition The Mall Galleries, The Strand, London

2016 – March – April Solo Exhibition of glass work The Museum of Stained Glass, Ely Cathedral

2016 – Jan Selected by the Society of Designer Craftsmen for Licentiateship - accepted

2015 – Oct The Worshipful Company of Glaziers invited to sell at Christmas Fair

2015 -  Sept UCA Graduate Show – OXO Tower Gallery, South Bank London

2015 – June. Judging Panel for Lowes Dickinson Prize. WMC Camden, UK

2015 – June. FIRST CLASS BA (Hons) Glass

2015 – May. 3rd Year Degree Graduate Show, UCA Farnham, UK

2014 – May. My first sale of glass ’Emerald Energy’.

2014 -  May. Exhibited in The Craft Study Centre, Farnham, UK

2014 -  2nd Year Group Show:  Tru Beginnings, The Garden Gallery, Museum of Farnham, UK

2014 – BAMs Exhibition: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK

2013 -  CGS online Gallery: ‘Softly Softly’ Exhibition

2013 – Sept. Received my 1st Commission in glass – ‘Into The Blue’

2012 – 2015 Contemporary Glass Society:  Rep for UCA, Farnham Campus.

2012 -  UCA, Farnham Campus:  Student Rep.

            2012 -  Working Mens College:  Work on permanent display for Camden Art Trail.

2011 - 2012 – NIACE:  Student of the Year Award. Individual Regional Award for North London

2011 - Winner of ‘Design a Garden’ Competition, Readers Digest

2004 - 2006 City & Guilds in Ceramics and Design

1998 – Appeared in article in The Clothes Show Magazine for coat design.

1997 -  Kent County Show: Gold Cup Award for Garden Design

1996 – Koestler Award:  Dressmaking

1996 -  Southend Library:  Solo show of ceramics.

1995 + 1996 – Kingsway College:  Designer for two Fashion Shows.

1994 -  Koestler Awards:  Photography

1994 – Koestler Award:  Ceramics.

1994 – Qualified as a ceramics technician.

 

 WORK HISTORY                    WORK DETAILS

 July 1974 – Dec 1989           Gillettes – Sabre International Accounts Clerk 

                                           Tie Rack – Sales Dept

                                              Mercury Communications - Receptionist

                                              London Transport – Purchasing Dept Oil & Derv 

                                           British Airways – Group Sales Secretary 

                                           IBM – Distribution Centre 

                                           IBM – Telephone Sales Dept Secretary 

                                           Wang – Marketing Dept Group Secretary 

                                           Unisys – PA to Director

                                           Smithkline-Beecham – PA to Director of International Affair

                                              Various secretarial jobs that included dealing with the public, handling marketing budgets and corporate finances. Working my way

                                              up from accounts clerk to P.A. at Director level. 

Feb 1997 – Sept 1997          Head Greenhouse Assistant for the Home Office

                                          Flower and vegetable production.  Creating flower displays for central London offices. Designing and growing all the plants for

                                              entry into the annual Kent County Flower Show – Winner of the Gold Cup

Dec 1998 – Dec 2000          Market Stall Holder and Craft Fairs

 Jan 2000 – Sept 2004        P.A./Receptionist for London based Entertainments Company

Jul 2006 – Oct 2011           Answering telephones, negotiating with customers, delegating with employees, company accounts.

June 2015                          Event Assistant

                                         Porta Romana SALE marquee, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5EU

                                            Set Up:  Unpacking and setting out lamps. Pricing and labeling.

                                            Offering assistance and guidance to customers.         

 June 2015 – Jan 2016        Acting Manager / Housekeeper

                                        Groomes Country House Hotel – Frith End, Hampshire GU35 OQR

                                           Overseeing the running of the hotel in the owners absence – directing staff, taking bookings, greeting clients, preparing menus,

                                           general housekeeping, laundry duties, wedding and events planning, invoicing, responsible for food stock, livestock.

 

EDUCATION 

DATE                                 COURSE DETAILS

Sept 2012 – June 2015       3DD Art (BA Hons) First Class

        University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

Sept 2011 – June 2012         3D Art in Glass, Fusing and kiln Formed Glass

 

                                     Working Men’s College, Camden

                                      3 Terms

 

Sept 2004 – July 2006         Ceramics & Design, City & Guilds                 

          Working Men’s College, Kentish Town, London NW5                                                                                                              

Sept 2003 – Oct 2003          Lampworking

          6 weeks course            

          Westminster College, Paddington Green, London W2

Nov 1993 – Jan 1997             Various Courses - Kingsway College

                                            Fashion & Design                                                

                                       Ceramics

Ceramics technician

Photography

Art

Reflexology

Sugar Craft

Well Woman                                                               

July 1977                                St. Benedicts – Aldershot      

                                               5 O' Levels – Grades B”s + C’s

July 1975                                Typing 40 Words a Minute, Pitmans, Windsor College, Windsor

VOLUNTEERING WORK

Volunteering experience with wheelchair bound elderly people and autistic children.

Practical assistance for two cancer charities (MacMillan & St. Wilfrids).

INTERESTS

Building a glass collection, Photography, Visiting Galleries, Exhibitions and Museums, Antiques, Car Boot Sales, Auctions, DIY, Gardening, Formula 1 Racing, The sea, Swimming, Badminton

I hold a clean, full UK driving license & valid British Citizen UK passport

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'Delta' - 56 cm in height.  Cast optical glass.  Polished smooth surfaces with sandblasted texture. 

'Delta' - 56 cm in height.  Cast optical glass.  Polished smooth surfaces with sandblasted texture. 

Coy Carp Bowl - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on embryo and blown.

Coy Carp Bowl - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on embryo and blown.

Large slanted top vase - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on glass embryo and blown.

Large slanted top vase - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on glass embryo and blown.

Water / Wine Carafe - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on glass embryo and blown.

Water / Wine Carafe - Silk screen printed enamel design placed on glass embryo and blown.

Fused glass coasters - Set of 4

Fused glass coasters - Set of 4

Sea Shore panel - Fused glass, sand and silver wire.

Sea Shore panel - Fused glass, sand and silver wire.

Love Birds - Triangular block sand casting with enamels.

Love Birds - Triangular block sand casting with enamels.