I have been working with glass since 2000. I continuously develop my own style through experimentation, mixing glass techniques with the traditional printmaking and design skills gained during my early career as a graphic designer.
My work is influenced by our natural and industrial heritage, including abstract textures created by nature reclaiming and the evidence of how industry influences the natural landscape. My studio is set within a working farm near Winchester inspiring designs that include winter trees, ploughed fields, farm architecture, hedgerows, woodlands and chalk streams. I have also created Icelandic and Hebridean themed collections featuring their coastal landscape, abandoned crofts, fishing and tweed industries.
I work in both small and large scale producing enamelled copper jewellery, kiln formed glass wall art and sculptural originals. I create flat artworks by fusing together sheet, granulated and powdered glass in a kiln, often numerous times to achieve desired effects. ‘Drop vessels’ are then created by slowly reheating and allowing the glass to ‘sag’ to form their final shape followed by painstaking cold working.
I undertake commissions for kitchen splashbacks, wall art and corporate trophies and sell via my website, events and galleries. Each year I collaborate with a photographer to produce an exhibition called ‘PhotoFusion’