Alma Caira Garden Studio

I graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA Hons in Silversmithing and Jewellery in 1990 and I’ve been working with glass in it’s many different forms since 2007. My silver jewellery was predominantly monochrome until experimenting with glass powders and an ancient enamelling kiln took me on an unexpected and exciting colourful journey. My curiosity with the beautiful properties of glass persisted and led to a larger kiln acquisition and a range of materials and tools that I’m embarrassed to admit to.

Recently I’ve been focusing my attention on flame working where I manipulate glass with my torch. I’m captivated by hollow glass forms and am trying my hardest to master blowing small scale bubbles. At present, I have miniature blown glass baubles for sale but my goal is to create delicate blown glass jewellery.

I love living by the seaside and I draw my inspiration mainly from nature. I am as likely to be found in my garden as my studio where I often use plants as a starting point for my designs. Regular walks by the sea also provide inspiration and never fail to lift my spirits.

Each design I produce is unique. I can make similar items with different colour schemes but the glass fusing and blowing process means every piece is different.

I am a member of Made in Whitstable, a group of local creatives who exhibit regularly at the Horsebridge Gallery and Harbour Market in Whitstable. You can find details of my current stockists, exhibitions and markets here.

A selection of my work is available to purchase on Folksy.

Created by Alma Caira 2024