Adult learner Caroline Reed started studying Glass at Kensington and Chelsea College in 2016, and progressing through to level 3, which she finished in 2018. She has now been accepted to study a Masters in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA, one of the UK’s most prestigious arts institutions.

“I learnt a range of glass making techniques at the College which helped with my application, including, Pâte de verre (a glass technique) which is a technique I particularly enjoy,” said Caroline. “Kensington and Chelsea College has also helped me create a concept and follow it through to the final design and also creating a compelling portfolio.

I am surprised, thrilled and a little nervous at being accepted onto the Masters.”

During her time at the College she was awarded a ‘commended’ by the Contemporary Glass Society for one of her pieces.

Since leaving the College, Caroline has exhibited a piece at the London Glassblowing gallery and has attended a masterclass run by leading glass artist Angela Jarman on casting techniques and working with wax.

After completing the Masters, Caroline wants to have her own studio and exhibit and sell her glass work.

Maria Zulueta, Glass lecturer at the College, said: “‘I am very proud to see Caroline’s progression over the past two years of the accredited glass program at KCC. Her achievement in getting a place to do an MA in Glass at the RCA should remind us all it is never too late to learn new skills.”

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London Glassblowing is the UK’s foremost Studio & Gallery for contemporary glass art.

Angela Jarman is a studio glass artist.