Iris Houghton creates art glass using a method known as ‘painting with light’. Most of the work begins with two clear pieces of glass cut to the size and shape of the finished piece. These are then worked on using frits, metals, dichroics and other materials.

Many pieces have a fine art bias due to Iris’s fine art background. The pieces are worked on and fused in the studio kiln at temperatures up to 800° Celsius. Iris then reworks them until she is happy with the results, which may involve several firings. In the final stage of the process, the piece is placed over a mould and put back into the kiln to soften and ‘slump’ into the desired shape.


I apologies but I have had to cancel some of my fairs and events .

I am a bit broken at the moment but once the surgeons and medics have worked on me, hopefully I will be as good as new and will be back in 2022.

Wing and a Prayer Shop at Coxhoe keep a stock some of my smaller pieces , 22 Church St, Coxhoe, County Durham, DH6 4HE

Please find  below a list of events for 2021 where you can view my hand crafted fused glass. if you require any further information please contact me. 

The Tin Shed – 1.30-4pm 15th July,     Lindisfarne, Crossman Hall, Crossgates.

Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair – 23rd, 24th &25th July, Fri & Sat 10-5pm, Sun12-5pm, Brancepeth Castle,  County Durham, DH7 8DE.

Art in the Pen – 14th & 15th August.  Skipton Auction Mart, Ling Fields, Skipton, BD23 1UD. PLEASE NOTE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT tickets cane be booked on the Art in the Pen website.

The Tin Shed Art Show- Wed. 25th August, 10.30am – 4pm  The Village Hall, Etal, Cornhill on Tweed, TD12 4TL

Wolsingham Show – 4th & 5th Sept. Wolsingham Showground, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland. ( Cancelled)

Westmorland Show- 8th & 9th September, Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NU    (Cancelled)

Tin Shed Art Show Bamburgh – 17th October 10-4pm, The Cricket Pavilion, Bamburgh (Cancelled)

Tin Shed Art Show- Bamburgh – 14th November 10-4pm, The Cricket Pavilion, Bamburgh (Cancelled)

Craft in the Pen –  20th & 21st November.   Skipton Auction Mart,   Ling Fields, Skipton BD23 1UD.   BOOKINGIS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT tickets can be booked on the Craft in the Pen website.  (Cancelled)

Durham Christmas Festival – 3rd to 5th  December – Palace Green, Durham City.  (Cancelled)

North Shields Victorian Market –  11th & 12th December, December- Northumberland Square, North Shields.