Iain's Glassworks

Iain Smith - Kiln Formed Glass

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Iain Smith


After more than 30 years in science & engineering, I started learning about kiln formed glass in 2008. I am self-taught, through reading, experiment, mistakes and practice.

My approach is to make designs that are functional and useful, as well as beautiful. Bowls are my favourite form. I like their appearance and feel. They are useful and they make the most of the wonderful colours of glass. We use a number of bowls I have made around our house as dessert dishes and fruit bowls.I also make plates and coasters and have designed and fabricated leaded glass windows for our house.

I am currently exploring thicker-walled kiln-formed bowls, using a variety of designs.

My Studio:

The kiln (on the right) is a Skutt HotStart Pro and it is positioned between my cutting area and the coldwork area and sink. Glass is stored under the coldwork area. On the left is my studio ready for Cambridge Open Studios.

Glass Workshop

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