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GORDON & CARON COLDWELL – The Sugar Cube Interview

First things first, how did you get started as an artist?

Caron – As a teenager, I sometimes worked with my father who had his own hand-painted furniture business (he also made paintings in his spare time). I did a Mature Students Foundation Art Course at my local college, which led me to do a Fine Art Degree Course in Exeter.

Gordon – It’s in my blood… I am half Dutch – there are artists, photographers and designers in the family. I was taught by an inspirational art teacher at school. I then studied art at university and went on to be an art and design lecturer and departmental head in colleges for 20 years. Read More

SALLY KENT – The Sugar Cube Interview…

First things first, how did you get started as an artist?

I have always enjoyed messing around with paint but when my parents built a house and unearthed lots of beautiful old bottles I cleaned them up and painted them to sell in order to top up my student loan. This is where my fascination with glass began. Several years on I began working with silver and desperate to include glass in my work I tried and failed as the glass cracked under the blow torch. I then had to learn about the properties of glass. I never went back to the silver!

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