James Devereux’s Clovis Collection is the result of labored experiments by the artist to literally chip hot glass like stone. Having perfected this unusual technique, he produces breathtaking, monolithic objects with smooth lines juxtaposed with fractured edges. Creating these pieces in subtle tones places the focus on the texture and form of each component.


Devereux states: “A blow too hard would simply shatter the piece, too light a tap would crush the surface. After flame polishing, the meandering edges despite their appearance are not sharp, but smooth to the touch.”


Having worked with many prominent names within the industry in a host of roles including collaborating artist, facilitator, instructor and demonstrator, Devereux’s impact within British and international glass to date has been far reaching. Positioned as one of the most active glass artists currently working in the UK, it is the unique combination of abundant skills and technique with an eye for detail that has made him a highly respected and sought-after glass craftsman. 


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James Devereux

Starting in the industry at the age of 15 Devereux showed a natural talent for the craft and has been working as a glass artist ever since.


Specialising in working with hot glass, he is adept at working with solid forms as well as blown pieces. Working with an extensive knowledge of glass techniques Devereux will happily undertake new challenges. 

In September 2008 Devereux opened his first Studio set in the inspiring Wiltshire countryside. In 2009 Devereux started as the glass technician at the Royal College of Art in London. This role opened up vast new contacts and opportunities that are still a core of his career to date. 


After leaving in London in 2013 Devereux and Huskie set up a new studio together. To this day the studio has gone from strength to strength and attracts some of the finest glass artists in the country and overseas.

A high skill level, technique and a good eye help make Devereux a highly respected glass craftsman.


As editor of Glass Art magazine from 1987 to March 2019, Shawn Waggoner has interviewed and written about multitudes of the world’s greatest artists working glass in the furnace, torch and on the table. In 2016, Waggoner turned her passion for glass art into a “Terry Gross” style podcast featuring interviews with the likes of Lino Tagliapietra, Narcissus Quagliata, Dante Marioni, Robert Mickelsen, Toots Zynsky, Shayna Lieb, Kelly O’Dell, Raven Skyriver, Ginny Ruffner, Lucio Bubacco, Banjo, Richard Marquis, Judith Schaechter, and many more.


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