I pursued a career in education for several years then, after having four children, I decided to become a professional stained glass designer in the year 2000. Activities to date include private commissions, solo exhibitions, work displayed in galleries and shops, school projects, regular talks to groups, organise and teach creative glass courses to adults and teenagers.

I am inspired by colour, light and natural objects around me and these factors combined have helped to create my unique pieces. I use glass, often handmade, in most of my designs which is then cut individually to produce the shapes and desired effects. The coloured glass is vivid and dramatic and photographs often do not do justice to the finished pieces. Glass has wonderful reflective properties, it always shimmers whether it is day or night, and is very exciting to work with. More recently I have been combining wire with the glass to achieve a 3D effect.

Much of my work is commission based, please contact me if there is anything you wish to discuss. Partners in Design is an independent company founded in 1998.

Michele Smith
Partners in

Landcroft House
18 Little London
HP22 4LE

t: +44 (0)7941 862497