Refia has been working in the arts all her adult life. She has over 50 years of experience designing, making and teaching.
After degrees in Fine Art and Art History she started making Jewellery in the 60s. Initially she was self taught and then went on to study silversmithing in the 70s at Middlesex Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. She has also been teaching in adult education since then.
The stained glass came later, in the 90s, with two years of post-graduate work at Central Saint Martins College of Art.
She has won awards in both silversmithing and stained glass and has had a number of exhibitions of her work.
She now works and teaches from her workshops – Silverglass Studios – in Highbury, London.