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.


Please find  below a list of events for 2019 where you can view my hand crafted fused glass. if you require any further information please contact me.  More events will be added throughout the year so please return to this page.

Glendale Show – 26th August – Near Wooler, Northumberland

Countryside Live – 19th & 20th October- Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

St Oswald’s Elmer Farewell Event – 9th & 10th November, Newcastle Racecourse.

Craft in the Pen – 16th & 17th November, Skipton Auction Mart, Ling Fields, BD23 1UD

Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair – 22nd,23rd & 24th November

Durham Christmas Festival – 29th November to 1st December – Palace Green, Durham City.

North Shields Victorian Market – 7th & 8th December- Northumbrland Square, North Shields.