London-based award-winning glass artist Samantha Sweet has an MA in applied arts from the Royal College of Art and has undertaken extensive training and residencies with notable glassmakers and specialist schools in the USA. Central to her work is the making process, using traditional skills and quality materials. The pieces tell the story of how they were made and the history of glassmaking while reflecting modern culture in their shape and pattern. The works often refer to Samantha’s life in a city and the urban attitude towards nature’s existence and role.
Previously known for her distinctive best-selling contemporary cut crystal bottles and tumblers, Samantha has recently been exploring glass techniques with a low carbon footprint such as lampwork and also new forms that incorporate LED lighting.
Samantha has been a member ofthe Design-Nation portfolio since 2007.