SOME of the county's most beautiful scenery has been recreated in glass form for a new exhibition.

Work by Kingham artist Helen Slater is on display at the Art Jericho gallery this month.

The pieces are made by setting drawings and prints into glass using a process called Sgrafitto.

It involves scratching a drawing on to plaster, creating channels that are filled with fine ground glass power. It is then sealed by layers of glass and fired in a kiln.

The artist said: "My current work looks at how we perceive and remember places and environments specific to us.

"The fact that we are able to bring associations to these places and settings, which retain a resonance through our lives, is of interest to me.

"These places reference as narrative that can be read as personal or generic, to which the viewer can bring their own associations."

When not working from her studio in Kingham, the glassmaker also studies at the Royal College of Art in London, or teaches at Oxford Brookes.

Gallery director Jenny Blyth said: "Each sculpture is hand cast and polished.

"Helen's sculptures are arresting – haunted with bubbles and veils cast into the process."

Magic of Trees runs until March 13.