Since Autumn 2018 Nathalie has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Couleurlive and her move to Shropshire to start her business as a stained glass artist and artisan. Nathalie’s journey into stained glass began in 1995 when after practising Fine Art in France she moved to the UK to study stained glass art in Swansea and later in Wrexham. She moved to Shropshire in 1998 after finishing her studies and being presented with a two-year Journeyman’s Award from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. As part of the award she acquired a fully equipped stained glass workshop in Ironbridge, was mentored by Alfred Fisher and received a grant to start her business, Couleurlive (although it was named differently then).
Over the past 20 years Nathalie has worked on numerous projects including private commissions, restoration pieces, projects for heritage and public sites and has worked in partnership with architects, glaziers, museums, a research centre in Bristol and glass colleagues in Germany. She has curated architectural glass and painting exhibitions, has been invited to deliver talks and lectures and has conducted glass-painting workshops within the community and privately at her studio.
Her current project ‘ARTYchoke’ is a series of square stained glass cartoon designs that celebrate the beauty of home-grown crops created using photographs of Nathalie’s own crops from her allotment. Her wish for the coming years is to build up the catalogue further, to continue her passion for creating windows for public sites and combine this with her love of teaching and providing accessible opportunities for people interested in stained glass. She recently completed a window for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which will be unveiled in August. To expand her teaching offering Nathalie wishes to invest in new equipment and alterations to the infrastructure of her studio, which will allow her to fulfil her goal of taking on a long term apprentice.
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Studio 4, English Bridge Workshop
Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th – from 10am to 5pm
CATEGORIES: Fine Artist