Ann Sotheran FMGP lives and works in York. Having studied 3D Design at the Art School there she began working as a studio assistant to Harry Harvey FMGP before establishing her own workshop in 1987. Whilst continuing to work on Harvey’s designs she began to develop her own style of stained glass, which she makes herself (and sometimes installs) for places as far apart as Chester and Berwick-on-Tweed.
Primarily designed and made for churches, there are plenty of opportunities to create pieces for private houses and pubs. Ann uses the traditional English techniques of glass-painting, staining, etching and leading, using a range of glass. Sometimes sand-blasting and copper foil may be used depending on the nature of the design.
Inspired by a keen interest in the natural world, bold colour and a love of lettering, Ann’s work lends itself to most settings.