Aline Johnson

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.

My teaching approach is very 'hands-on'. I like to show and share the methods I learned and discovered over the years of working with glass.

I am very much inspired by my rural retreats to the jurassic coast of Dorset. Vibrant beach paraphernalia and beach stripes translate beautifully into fused glass. I use textures found on beachwalks (ammonites, feathers, leaves) to use for kilnformed glass.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us