Black Cat Glass Designs
Black Cat Glass Designs is Forest of Dean-based fused glass artists, Becci Meakins and Rich Hamblin.
They began their venture with glass in 2012 after attending a beginners’ glass fusing course. After buying a kiln and having a garden studio built, they have continued to learn and practice their craft.
Over the years, they have attended many courses. In December 2019, they had the unique opportunity to spend two days having personal tuition with world-renowned glass artist Amanda Simmons in her studio in Dumfries.
Since then, Becci has taken part in further courses with international glass artists to learn and discover completely different techniques and to bring a new level of exploration into her glass art. Since 2020, she has completed training with Canadian glass artist Bob Leatherbarrow, American glass artist Richard Parrish and American glass artist Nathan Sandberg.
Becci and Rich are inspired by colour, brightness and vivacity. They also like to explore different textures in glass and as such, a lot of their work is sandblasted. Their artworks are predominantly statement pieces for those not afraid of colour!