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 that I will be attending in 2022. Some are pending as they have not been confirmed yet. I will be adding more as and when they are booked.

I am looking forward to seeing my exsisting customers again and meeting new ones.

The Tin Shed Spring Art Fair – 27th March 2022.  10.30 – 4pm.  Hindmarsh Hall, 1 Northumberland Street,  Alnmouth,  Northumberland. NE66 2RS

The Tin Shed Art Show- 2nd June 2022.  10.30 – 4pm.  The Village Hall, Etal, Cornhill on Tweed, TD12 4TL

Northumberland County Show – 3rd June 2022. Stocksfield Northumberland.

Whalton Arts Fair-  3rd & 4th July 2022. 10.30 – 4pm. Whalton Village Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland. NE61 3XA 

Belford Arts Festival – 9th & 10th July,   Belford Village, Northumberland.

Etal Arts Fair – 13th July 2022. 10.30- 4pm – Etal Village Hall, Etal, Cornhill on Tweed, TD12 4TL

Brancepeth Castle – 29th, 30th & 31st July 2022. – Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth, Durham. (pending)

Cartmel Show-  3rd August 2022,  Cartmel Showground, Cratmel , Cumbria.

Etal Art Fair – 10th August 2022 – 10.30 – 4pm. The Village Hall, Etal, Cornhill on Tweed, TD12 4TL

Art in the Pen- 13th & 14th August 2022. Skipton Auction Mart, Ling Fields, Skipton, BD23 1UD.

The Glendale Show – 29th August 2022, Glendale, Wooler, Northumberland.

Wolsingham Show – 3rd & 4th September,  Wolsingham Showground, Scotch Isle Park Bishop  Auckland, Co Durham DL13 3JG

Westmorland County Show – 7th & 8th September, Crooklands, Milnthorper, Cumbria,     LA7 7NH

Whalton Arts Fair –  2nd October 2022. – Whalton Village Hall, Morpeth,  Northumberland, NE61 3XA

Autum Fair Usher – 22nd & 23rd October – 10-4pm, Usher, Nr Durham City, DH7 9RH

Craft in the Pen –  19th & 20th November.   Skipton Auction Mart,   Ling Fields, Skipton BD23 1UD.  (pending)

North Shields Victorian Market –  10th & 11th December.  Northumberland Square, North Shields.  Tyne and wear.