Welcome to Lavender Leadlights
My name is Sue Russ, I have been creating with glass for about 17 years now.
My glass journey began with Leadlight and also the Tiffany method of copperfoiling. I have now found a passion in kiln fused glass and lampwork bead making creating giftware, art pieces, jewellery and homewares.
I find it rewarding knowing that when I create a traditionally handcrafted leadlight panel, it will be around for many years. Designing and building a panel for a home is a very personal process and when it is installed and I get to stand back and look at it, I feel privileged to be a part of it.
When time permits you'll find me making my weird little copperfoiled projects, playing with kilns or designing art pieces that are created from a thought, a memory or even a dream. I enjoy bringing these to life and I'm always excited to send them home with their new owners when purchased, it means they relate to them somehow also.
I am pleased to say that while I am still learning everyday, I know that with my art I can beautify a home by bringing it to life with the wonder of light shining through glass!
Thankyou to my Grade 3 primary school teacher Miss Hall with her arrangement of wine bottles holding plants in them them on the windowsill in the classroom. The light shining through the glass was always beautiful to me.