Charlotte Mitchell is a second year student at the University of Sunderland studying Glass and Ceramics. Charlotte’s work on glass ranges across many areas, from glassblowing to kiln forming, as well as architectural processes.
Charlotte's interests in art based therapies have seen her complete an Access Diploma in Human Biology as well as volunteering with a Cancer Specialist Support Service to run a weekly craft class and more recently taking up employment with Mencap to support individuals with learning disabilities. In the near future she will be volunteering with a dementia group at the National Glass Centre to assist with making glass objects in a calming atmosphere.
Charlotte's very passionate about working with specific materials and has found that glass is incredibly satisfying to use given the methods and overall look of the object. As well as glass, she works with silver and attends a silversmithing class regularly. She hopes to combine these two materials more in the future.
"Being a part of the Snowdogs project has given me the opportunity to work on a charity based project which is something I consider very rewarding and being able to incorporate my chosen medium into the piece enables the public to get closer to this exciting material, showing them the possibilities of glass. The fact that my artwork with help this wonderful cause and bring people into the area is very fulfilling".