Grace Ayson is an artist based in Ramsgate in the UK. Her work combines striking modern draughtsmanship with traditional craft and technique.
Her drawings are concerned with light and its effects on architectural spaces. This interest in the living, moving effects of light and its impact on the viewer has found its ultimate expression in her work as a glass artist.
Grace’s modern glass work draws on her extensive knowledge of traditional and modern techniques and materials gained from her experience working as a stained glass conservator. Essential to her working practice is her background in fine art, which gives a sense of expressive spontaneity to her work.
Alongside her work as an artist, Grace is an experience stained glass restorer with fifteen years experience working as a conservator at the highly regarded Cathedral Studios, at Canterbury Cathedral in the United Kingdom. In 2005 she was the winner of the Ashton Hill Award, given by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters, allowing her to pursue a career in stained glass conservation.
Grace is a member of the BSMGP, ICON, and the CGS. She is also an Artist Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters, and a Quest Scholar.
She has exhibited her drawings and stained glass art at galleries throughout the UK and has work in a number of collections.