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Carrie Anne Funnell was born in Cambridgeshire in 1978. Born to be an artist her creative flair was encouraged throughout her childhood.
In 2000 Carrie graduated from Leicester De Montfort University with a BA honours degree in the field of three-
In 2001 Carrie Anne and her partner Sean Mickleburgh began their path of a successful business. Carrie focused on the artwork and making, Sean become an integral part of their profession. Director, function designer, technician, accountant and entrepreneur – the driving force of their creative business.
In the first 8 years they concentrated on, product range, development, working with their clients' specific requirements and creating a style for which their work has become renowned. During that period the business won competitions, received awards and marks of excellence, a business grant, magazine articles, media coverage, and they gained recognition with an international following. Reputable within their field of glass, they are able to exhibit amongst their peers at some of the highest profile events in the UK. In 2009 Carrie and Sean took 1 year out of the business. In an epic journey they explored 25 countries all over the world. This experiance gave Carrie a lifetime's inspiration and allowed her to evolve as an artist. On their return to the UK in 2010 they introduced an exciting new style with new product ranges. In 2011 The Glass Gallery was opened for the publics viewing. In 2011 – 2012 a project was undertaken within a special educational needs school. They worked with over 200 pupils and staff, each person creating an individual themed tile. These were used to gain inspiration to create an architectural panel within the front foyer of the school. Currently together Carrie Anne and Sean continue to exhibit at high profile events within the UK and hope in the future to exhibit their work internationally. They aim to continue to work on individual commissions within the private, public & corporate sector's.
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