About me

About me

About me

I have been working in glass since 1974 and working from the studio here at Welbeck since 2003.  I studied on the Ceramics and Glass course at Birmingham Polytechnic from 1974-77 and was privileged to be taught by Bill Heaton, who had previously been a master glassmaker at Whitefriars. Bill showed me a range of traditional glassmaking techniques and skills that I still use today.

You can watch a film of me working and see some of my work.

Work experience

2003 – set up Anthony Wassell Glass, Welbeck
1987 – 2003 Hothouse in partnership with Paul Barcroft
1986 - Midsummer Glassmakers of Cambridge, director and glassmaker
1980 -1986 Humberside College of Higher Education, Faculty of Art - principal technician
1978-1980 Sheffield Polytechnic, Dept of Fine Art – part time lecturer;
1978 Leicester Polytechnic, Dept 3D Design – part time lecturer,
1977-1978 Birmingham Polytechnic, Dept of Ceramics & Glass – technician

Studio & furnace building

Denby Tableware Visitors Centre - design and build glassmaking facility
East Midlands Arts - funded project to design, build & commission mobile furnace & equipment
Humberside College of Art - design, build & commission set up bronze foundry including furnaces and burn-out kilns
Sheffield Polytechnic - & build furnace & associated equipment
Birmingham Polytechnic - design & build furnace & associated equipment


Employment Service – glass component for National Training Award
Henry Moore Fellowship - cast bronzes for National and International artists Sheffield Development Corporation - collaboration with designer
Plain English Society - Crystal Clear Award, design and production
Formula 2000 Motor Racing Trophies – design and production.