A few weeks ago I headed over to the Rossendale Valley to meet Pia, a stained glass artist working from a great little purpose built studio at the back of her house. I must confess to having a little bit of studio envy!!
Pia described herself as always having being artistic but with a strong practical streak too, stained glass seemed a perfect combination of practical and creative skills. After a long time searching for a course in a location that she could get to at a time she was available she stumbled across one in the local library of all places!
After she had mastered the skills and made the stained glass door lights she had always wanted in her home redundancy came along and she decided to make the most of the opportunity and launch her business.
(All images ©Janet Broughton www.definitelydreaming.com.)