Jane Connell started her artistic journey whilst studying Art and Education at Bath University where she focused mainly on photography and etching.

In 2005 inspired by the stunning stained-glass windows of Ely Cathedral and the stained-glass museum she took several courses on stained glass with the stained-glass artist, Master Craftsman, Paul San Casciani and there here passion for glass took over.

As a primary teacher of 28 years she took her glass fusing skills and knowledge into the classroom to teach the children in her school. This evolved into workshops primarily just for children however they were so popular that the parents wished to join in too. The Glass Duck began its journey.

In August 2018 Jane resigned as a Deputy Head to work fulltime as a glass artist and teacher.

‘My glass work is inspired by nature’s wealth of beauty from the tiniest delicate leaf, to the crashing waves of the West Wales coastline. Each piece of handcrafted glass is unique with its subtle tones and shapes revealing hidden gems as the light changes’.