About

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I am a glass artist and make glass mosaics, architectural and art stained glass, glass paintings, drawings as well as fused glass jewellery which I sell on my own ecommerce site Thunder Glass

I am always conscious of the history of the craft when designing new pieces but want to revive this ancient artform to create new and exciting contemporary pieces. I am particularly interested in maps (both modern and historic), diagrams and aerial photographs and these have heavily informed my recent work. These items are a visual representation of an area depicting the relationships between elements and objects in that space. They can show the way and highlight barriers and in this way give us a different perspective on the world to reveal things previously hidden. This additional vantage point helps us to explore and understand the world.

In 2011 I won the Ashton Hill Award (2011-12) which is a training award given by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. The award is a ten week funded placement in a noted stained glass studio. I took up my award at Barley Studio in York and worked on stained glass restoration projects as well as further exploring glass painting and design. As part of my award I also attended Jonathan Cooke’s master glass painting course at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Member of Axisweb: https://www.axisweb.org/p/munazuberi/

Live in Hertfordshire and work in Herts, London and surrounding areas. Born: London 1968.

Awards

2017: 3rd Prize, Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass (Architectural Glass Artist of the Year), Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
2014: Prize for Presentation, Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass (Architectural Glass Artist of the Year), Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
2011: Ashton Hill Award, The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
10 week funded placement at Barley Studios, York – a design and restoration studio.

Commissions

2015: Cullin Hills architectural mosaic glass window commission, private client. (see Glass Mosaics Gallery)
2013: Leaves architectural mosaic glass window commission, private client. (see Glass Mosaics Gallery)
2012 -13: Stargazing, Mottisfont Abbey near Portsmouth
The National Trust. Commissioned mosaic panel for sculpture trail.

Selected Exhibitions

2017: Past Futures, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow
2017: New Works II, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow
2015: Bits and Pieces, Contemporary Glass Society online exhibition
2014: Art in the Garden at the Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, nr Romsey
2013: Death and Decadence, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London
2013: Par-al-lax, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2013: Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2009/10/11/12/13: Sydenham Arts Festival, Sydenham
2010: South London Women Artists at the Bankside Gallery, London
2009: In-House – The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2009: New to DACS, The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2008: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
First Biennial RBSA Open Portrait Award, Birmingham
2008: The Society of Women Artists – 147th Anuual Open Exhibtion, Mall Galleries
2008: Romance – The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2007: Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, Vauxhall
2007: Arts Unwrapped, Open Studio event
2006: The Empire’s Christmas Art Fair: The Empire Gallery, East London
2006: ‘Tri Summer Fest’- Pepperton Gallery, Croydon
2006: ‘In Quest’ – Pepperton Gallery, Croydon

Education

2012: Architectural Glass Level 4 Workshop in Painting with Silver Stain and Enamels, School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
2011: Architectural Glass Level 4 Workshop in Glass Painting, School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
2010: Stained Glass Workshop, CEL, Lewisham
2010: Glass Engraving, Morley College
2010: Stained Glass Repair, CEL, Lewisham
1997 – 01: BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems Design (Multimedia pathway), Kingston University
1995 – 97: Advanced GNVQ Information Technology, Croydon College
1984 – 86: Btec General Art and Design, Croydon College

Additional

2016: Tutor – copper foil workshop, Artshed, Ware
2009: Curated Normanton Hall site for Sydenham Arts Festival
2008: Member of selection committee for ‘Romance’ at the Kowalsky Gallery