Julie Parkinson © All rights reserved.


I’m using bullseye glass which is a top quality hand-made sheet glass. It offers a huge variety of different types and colours of glass. In fact you could say it’s already a piece of art in it’s own right!


Sea blue and purple iridescent glass with maple leave design (10 x 30 cms)

Working with a kiln and glass is slow, demanding and exacting. It requires endless patience and skill.  


I’m always looking to create layers of transparency and translucency, vibrancy and depth, and for that optical illusion which excites and satisfies. - just as in any painting, whatever the medium.



For me,  any creative medium is  about light, form and colour.

In the case of glass it’s also about being tactile and three dimensional. - and occasionally useful too!

And perhaps best of all - it wont fade away in the sunlight!

I was looking round the Ancient glass museum in Zadar, Croatia, a few years ago and I was stunned and overwhelmed by glass  on display that was 2000 years old. Wow! SO beautiful and still just about the same as it was when it was made!


‘Shark Platter’. 20 x 20 cms

‘Long boat 6’ (Iridescent)

10 x 30 cms

‘Autumn leaves’ Platter. 20 x 20 cms

‘Long Boat 4’ Platter. 10 x 30 cms

I’ve been a practicing visual artist all my life, and here on my website you will find a collection of paintings and prints, jewellery designs and much more, reflecting many years of creative exploration and experimentation in various media.

At the moment I’m exploring the art of kiln glass, which I find very challenging and exciting. I’ve included a few pieces for you to look at......