Wendy Newhofer MSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Wendy
Wendy makes expressive kiln formed glass which has a painterly quality . After working initially as a primary school teacher she pursued her love of art enrolling on an art foundation course in 2003. Here she learned how to make kiln formed glass and was immediately captivated by the process. Wendy furthered her studies at Richmond College, London and now has a purpose built studio in her Oxford garden which gives her the space to make and display her work.
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Using sheets of float glass, Wendy makes elegant glass pieces with a painterly quality to them. Much of her imagery draws upon direct experience with the natural world. Inclusions of metal leaf and wire enable her to ‘draw’ within the glass, creating permanent evocations of transient natural forms such as trees, leaves and seed pods.

Wendy combines metals with float glass to create colour within her pieces. She uses a mixture of metal leaf, foil and wire which perform a magical alchemy when the glass is heated in the kiln. Her work is all about the materials she employs and playing to their strengths.

Her glass incorporates a strongly individual sense of design and she takes inspiration from such diverse sources as fabric designs and landscapes

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Wendy Newhofer Glass

Selected exhibitions

Hand of the Maker. SDC show at Chelsea College of Arts, July

Bucks Artweeks , June

Oxfordshire Artweeks, May

Oxford Art Society members exhibition, Radley College, April


Handmade at Kew, London, October

Bruntnell Astley exhibition at the White House Cone, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, August

In a New Light exhibition at the International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge

Bucks Open Studios, Group exhibition, Askett, Bucks, June

Oxfordshire Artweeks at the Turrill Sculpture Garden, Summertown, Oxford, May

Oxfordshire Artweeks open studios , Oxford, May

Oxford Art Society members exhibition, Oxford, April

‘Just Glass’ – Clone exhibition show at Hertford Museum gallery, March


Oxfordshire Artweeks at the Turrill Sculpture Garden, Summertown, Oxford, May

Junction Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire as part of Craft month, May

Bruntnell Astley Contemporary Glass exhibition at the White House Cone Glass Museum, Stourbridge June, July

Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire, July


Oxfordshire Artweeks open studios

Bruntnell Astley Contemporary Glass exhibition at International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge

Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire

‘Just Glass’ group show at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis


Oxfordshire Craft Guild at Chastleton House, National Trust

Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Artweeks open studios,

The Art of the Possible, ‘Just Glass’ group at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, London

‘For One Night Only’ charity exhibition at the Varsity Club Oxford


Oxfordshire Artweeks open studios

Movement and Light, ‘Just Glass’ at Stables Gallery, Twickenham, London

Cork Street Open Winter exhibition, London


Christmas exhibition JaM Eton, Eton, Windsor

Bicester Village Visitor Centre – featured artist

‘Snakes and Ladders’ Contemporary Glass exhibition at Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand, Cromer

Oxfordshire Artweeks Open Studios

Oxfordshire Artweeks exhibition at Waterperry Gardens Gallery

Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery


Affordable Art Christmas exhibition at i2 Gallery Saffron Walden

‘On the Brink’ Contemporary Glass exhibition at Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand,nr Cromer, Norfolk

5th Anniversary Exhibition o3 Gallery, Oxford ,

Mary Moser award solo exhibition, o3 gallery, Oxford

Oxfordshire Artweeks open studios

Seeing Differently, West Ox Arts Bampton


The Kent and Sussex Art Fair - Quiddity Fine Art –

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, with art-file gallery

‘Reflexivity’ – Contemporary Glass Society at Cambridge Galleries, Whittlesford


Oxfordshire Artweeks Mary Moser Award 2011

Professional organisations

Oxford Art Society

Oxfordshire Craft Guild

Contemporary Glass Society

Society of Designer Craftsmen


Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire

http://www.strathearn-gallery.... gallery, Witney



Bruntnell Astley contemporary glass gallery


work has also been selected for six current Contemporary Glass Society online galleries: <>www.cgs.org.uk


Glass in Architecture

The Vessel

Glass Skills – Cutting Edge showcase 3 exploring gold and silver leaf

Strike a Balance

Something Yellow

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