Liz Rowley has been making stained glass for nearly forty years. After training in Stained Glass and Glass Design at Edinburgh College of Art she taught for five years. In 1980 she started her first studio in the Scottish Borders and since then has developed her work through the early days of copper foil giftware to the large scale architectural stained glass which has been the mainstay of her studio work for the last twenty years. In 1991 she set up her current studio in North East Fife. Here she has carried out commissions for public buildings such as the Western Baths Club, Glasgow and Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh and she is currently working on a new window for Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. She has restored Victorian stained glass in churches throughout the East of Scotland and has worked on projects in Primary and Secondary schools to offer children the opportunity to work with glass.
To keep her own practice stimulated and fresh she has attended workshops at Northlands Creative Glass and has attended two residencies led by Steve Klein and Richard Parrish, one at Northlands and the other at the Bullseye Resource Centre in New Mexico. Such events give a welcome opportunity to meet with other glass makers and think beyond the four walls of the studio.