Julie Kirkham and Angie Partis from Alby Stained Glass have a shop in Bawdeswell Garden Centre which caters for all your stained-glass needs, from workshops to commissioned items. For 2020’s Festival, they built an amazing working glass fairground, with everything from moving miniature dodgems, guest miniature appearances by BBC Look East presenters, to a helter skelter!
What is your favourite thing about the Festival?
The Makers’ Festival is a lively and diverse environment where people have the unusual opportunity to try different crafts. It also benefits the crafters as they can share their work with lots of people.
What are you excited for/to do at the Festival?
We are excited to showcase what we do and prove that stained glass doesn’t just have to be church windows! We can show our work to a wider audience and spend time working in a different environment with other makers. Also, we have the chance to promote the tuition and courses that we offer.
Why should people come and try your craft?
People are always surprised at the results they can achieve when they give it a go! We want to encourage people to appreciate this ancient craft to keep it alive.
What is the best thing about your craft?
How versatile it can be. It always makes an impact and is very beautiful.