Stella studied 3D design winning a travel Bursary from the Royal Society of Arts and the best student prize for the international Dunlopillo Design Award. After a career in commercial design, she went back to college to study landscape design. Equipped with a kiln she turned her hand first to producing ceramics painted with sea and landscape themes and then set herself the challenge to transpose these themes onto glass without using paint. Hence most of her glassware has nature at its heart from sea scenes and Bath landscapes to scenes of animals and vegetation.
Each piece of glassware has at least two firings, every feature is cut by hand using crushed coloured glasses. It is then fused together to make a complete picture. After detailing in gold the outline of people, the piece is then fired again where it is also slumped into the final shape. Stella has exhibited in Bath (Victoria Art gallery, 1 Royal Crescent, and Out of the Blue). She has also exhibited in Devon (Brownston gallery, Modbury, Harbour House gallery in Kingsbridge, Dartington Glass Centre, Totnes, Russell gallery Salcombe, Quay Reflections in Torquay, and Mayne gallery in Kingsbridge).