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Althea Braithwaite





I have always been fascinated by the beautifully coloured shadows which light makes as it shines through glass and I love the unexpected results of translucency and the subtle patterns of refracted colour. Working with glass gives me enormous pleasure, and I’m always experimenting with new pieces.


During the last year, working with the Stained Glass Museum in Ely, I designed and helped the children of St Martin’s Primary School in Shouldham to make a fused glass window for their hall. All the children from Reception to Year 6 had the opportunity to make their own square. The resulting window is 4 metres high!


Before I discovered the joys of working with glass I was a writer and illustrator of children’s books, founding Dinosaur Publications in the late sixties. We published story books about Desmond the Dinosaur and, more importantly, a wide range of informative books explaining new situations to children, such as ‘Going in to Hospital’ and coping with bereavement – ‘When Uncle Bob Died.’