Nick Claiden

"I was educated at Dartington Hall School, Devon and I did a degree in Social Administration and Politics at the University of Bristol. I have been living in Leeds since 1984 with my husband and, until recently, my two children. I have been painting and drawing all my life. Although I have had no formal art training I have attended workshops in watercolour and taken part time courses in etching and printmaking. I studied stained, leaded and fused glass in evening classes under Evan Jones at Swarthmore Education Centre. I then did more advanced studying under Ann Sotheran which I am still doing. I am a member of Lateral (with whom I have had a number of group exhibitions); of Roundhay Artists ( with whom I have participated in their Open Studios. I am involved in the setting up of a number of events for 2016): of CGS (Contemporary Glass Society) and of East Street Arts, Leeds." Nick Claiden