Trading as Orchid Stained Glass, Linda Banks BA (hons) holds a degree in Art and English and specialises in working with glass, using traditional techniques to produce innovative designs. She uses various methods, including copper foil and lead, to create unique works.
Linda believes in combining the design flair of the artist with the skills of the artisan, pushing the boundaries of what can be done with methods that have been used for centuries by adding textures and uneven edges to her pieces to create designs that suit both established and contemporary settings.
She makes bespoke interiors items, including lamps, mirrors, decorative panels, wall art and embellished vases, and designs stained glass windows for every style of home.
Her main influences are the natural world, the Arts and Crafts movement, Oriental design, plus the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.
She has exhibited at prestigious glass exhibitions, art and design fairs across the UK and her work has featured in magazines including Elle Decoration and Surrey Life. Her work sells internationally.
Linda is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society, Guildford Arts and Hampshire Crafters Network.