Explore the beauty of texture found in nature taking inspiration from leaves found in West Dean Gardens and translate into glass. You learn how to make an imprint to use as a shallow mould, optimise the translucency of clear and coloured glass, and add texture with sandblasting and silver foiling techniques.
Aline Johnson works from her London studio at Cockpit Arts. After a career in fashion she trained as a postgraduate student at Central St Martin's in glass. She works mostly on glass lighting commissions in collaboration with architects and interior designer. She sells her work though craft shows and started teaching at West Dean in summer 2015.