I became fascinated by glass in the final year of my Degree. Frustrated that I’d only discovered my interest towards the end of my study, yet driven by intrigue, I purchased a small potters kiln and set about teaching myself the technique of fused glass. The following years presented me with a series of futile disasters, wonderful discoveries and thankfully, some welcome rewards.
My technique and style continues to evolve. Recent work is inspired by nature and it's atmospheric surroundings.
The ethereal qualities of glass allow the layering of image, creating depth and texture. I consider my kiln, which generates it’s own atmosphere when firing, (oxidizing, reducing and fusing) to have the ultimate say on the finished piece.
Background and Exhibitions
Parallax London 2017
Shipsyard 'Inside out' Wivenhoe 2017
Naze Tower Summer Exhibition 2013 to date
Norfolk Broads Arts Exhibition, Burnham Overy-Staithes 2001 - to date
Suffolk Craft Society Christmas and summer Exhibitions, 2001 - to date
‘Craft in focus’ Sevenoaks, Kent 2006
Last Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 2002 - 2007
Blackthorpe Barn Christmas fair 2001 - 2008
‘Book arts in Britain,’ Poznan, Poland 1998
‘The weak go to the wall’ visual arts installation, St. Mary’s Quay Church, Ipswich 1997.
Suffolk Craft Society Student award 1997
Tom Taylor award 1997
1st BA Hons. Art and Design UEA, Visual Arts and Applied Arts, 1994-1997