All Jewel Glass fused glass pieces are made by me, Frances Lloyd, in the quiet haven of my garden studio in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Since a young child I have always loved the vibrant colours and translucency of glass, and in the past I have experimented with stained glass and glass painting, but it was not until I discovered fusing that I had found my niche.

Everything you see in my galleries is made by cutting and layering sheet glass, which is then kiln fired for anything up to 24 hours, depending on the piece. It is always with nervous anticipation that I open the kiln lid to see what awaits me inside.