Nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside is Cloverdale Glass Studio, born out of a love for the beauty of stained glass and the inspiration of the countryside surrounding us.
Hello, my name is Wendy Atkins. When we moved to our house, a transom (window above a door) caught my eye and immediately felt that it called for a stained glass panel. The process intrigued me and so I thought I would learn how to make the panel myself and it started a love affair with the art form. I took lessons, loved it and took more lessons. Since making that transom I have continued to make stained glass items and my passion has turned into my profession.
Since working with glass I have found the act of artistic expression through an art form which, with guidance, needs no intrinsic artistic ability to be of enormous benefit. In today’s fast moving and frenetic world, time away and the act of creating can calm the mind and body.