My name is Lesley Jane Nixon and I am the owner of Mad Cat Glass Designs, an online and bricks and mortar business based in the pretty market town of Leek in North Staffordshire, on the doorstep to the beautiful Peak District National Park, here in the UK.
I started to make jewellery with trinkets and pretties, around 16 years ago, whilst I was on long term sick leave from a rather stressful job as a domestic violence outreach worker.
As much as I valued my career, I found that being creative was incredibly therapeutic, and I started to feel more like 'Me'
I discovered the (still pretty unknown, back then) art of lampworking. I bought a starter kit and was instantly hooked ! The rest, as they say is history :)
A few years ago, I decided to branch out into fine art and after 3 years of hard work, I graduated with a Distinction. When I get the time, I love to paint, sketch and embroider landscape. I also love print making when time allows.
Who knows where my journey will take me ? I certainly don't, but I do know that it'll be lots and LOTS of fun !