Kiki Black studio is a husband and wife team with a love of creating art with glass. We use a number of techniques to create our artworks and these include lampwork , kiln-forming and sculpture. By using this variety of techniques, we are able to create our special style. We create sculptures, jewellery, accessories and homeware in our studio in Oxfordshire.
Our inspiration is as diverse as the techniques we use. These include the natural world, colour and the combination of form and function.
We take commissions for special items made to your requirements.
I graduated from Caerleon University with a B.Ed Hons degree in Primary Education. I specialised in Art and especially Clay Sculpture.
Whilst teaching, I became art coordinator in a variety of schools and have been an active advocate in highlighting the importance of creativity for children and adults alike.
I began making jewellery whilst living in Wales but soon realised I wanted to be able to make my own unique beads. I took a course in lampworking and now enjoy creating my own beads.
Recently I have been beginning to create sculptures in glass. This is an exciting next step for me.
I have a love of nature and the outdoors. I love walking in countryside and capturing photographs of local wildlife.
When Kiki started making beads, I was captivated with the medium of glass, especially the mixing of colours. This made me want to learn about glass fusing.
I now have 2 kilns where I create my work. Recently I have been exploring cast glass firing. This is opening up exciting projects in sculpture for me.