Having graduated from GSA, Fine Art, Maureen Crosbie found herself drawn to the medium of glass. She make pieces for both public and private commissions, trading under the name Gallus Glass. "Commissioned pieces are expensive and often place specific", it was this fact that drove Maureen on to make smaller more affordable pieces to suit all budgets. Maureen can be inspired by landscapes, flora and fauna, a person, a period of history and even the possibilities of recycling. She finds inspiration from poetry, the Scots language and local places. Sometimes influenced by the glass alone with its huge range of colour, intensity and texture. Maureen doesn't like to be limited by the materials that she works with but loves to explore new techniques and stretch the tradition.