Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glass Worker with a Passion for the Coast; MY PLACE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glass Worker with a Passion for the Coast; MY PLACE

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Byline: STEPHANIE MOORE

STEPHANIE Moore is studio co-ordinator at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

She is 30 and lives with her boyfriend Olaf. For the past four years she has worked at the glass centre, first as a studio artist and then as studio coordinator.

Where do you live?

I live close to Saltwell Park in Gateshead.

How long have you lived there?

I bought the maisonette three-and-a-half years ago.

What's your dream home?

My dream house is a barn conversion not too far from the coast in Northumberland.

How do you get around (walk, car, public transport, private jet)?

I enjoy walking around Gateshead and to Newcastle, but for work I use a combination of my car and the Metro system.

What is your favourite part of the North East?

The Northumberland coastline; even on bleak winter days I love it.

What is your favourite building in the region?

It's a series of buildings - the view over the rooftops as you walk towards Newcastle over the Tyne Bridge and have the Castle Keep in the backgro und.

What is the best holiday you've ever had?

Visiting one of my best friends Martli who is a South African glass artist I stayed with her in Pretoria for three weeks and had a fantastic time visiting East London and Johannesburg.

What's the favourite thing in your home?

My new pocket sprung king-sized bed - gone are the days of back pain!

If you could have one luxury what would it be?

Being able to see my mum and dad without a three-hour car journey.

What are you working on at the moment?

In the studio at the National Glass Centre we are working on some bespoke glass designs for a fashion designer, an industrial company, hotel and reception area of a school.

Who or what is the love of your life?

My boyfriend Olaf and seafood which we both love

Where is your favourite place in the North East?

The beach at Ross is gorgeous looking south at Bamburgh castle and north up to Holy Island. It's a nice walk over the sand dunes to get to the beach and on the way back you can pick up oysters from Lindisfarne Oysters, having ordered them on their website. …

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