Anne Bridgen

Professional member Highlands Kiln Glass


Anne enjoys many different forms of art but over the past five years has concentrated on working with fused glass. This is a technique she began in Northern Ireland at the Flowerfield centre in Portstewart shortly after completing an art foundation course, UUCertHE in Fine and Applied Art, in 2007. On moving to the Cairngorms National Park in 2010 she found no local glass kiln so bought her own and started selling her work commercially from then.

Anne is a scientist (virologist) by training and finds that glass fusing satisfies her creative urges while also requiring a scientific approach to experimenting with firing programmes. She loves colour and her work is bright and colourful, rather than subtle! It encompasses jewellery, coasters, bowls and wall hangings, and she also welcomes commissions. She uses her previous teaching experience to run classes at several levels at her studio gallery in Newtonmore.

Contact Details



  • 2013

    • Work shown in Artmag magazine
  • 2012

    • Warm Glass Open Competition, Warm Glass UK
  • 2009

    • Creative Cairngorms, (various venues)
    • Society of Badenoch and Strathspey Artists, Iona Gallery, Kingussie

Grants & Awards

  • 2007

    • Funding to present art work with molecular biological themes, Buichemical Society