Collection: Toby Cote

Toby Cote's glass journey began with learning and experimenting with the many challenging and exciting techniques available, exploring the many colours, textures and reflective qualities of glass which add expression and vitality as it dances with the light.

She was most influenced by large stained glass painted pieces found in churches and these large, beautiful historic pieces left her in a state of wonderment. The intent of most of these pieces told stories, rich in detail like the crafting of the windows themselves. She enjoys working with the medium as it has the ability to affect different moods in different light, reverse painting on clear glass tiles and using glass powders and frits, to incorporate texture and patterns. An understanding of the creative process comes full circle with her initial inspiration, to tell stories in her particular style, evoking memories and experiences.


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