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About Me

 

 I have always enjoyed being creative so when an accident many years ago meant I was unable to  continue with my job I decided to go back to doing what I loved. A part time course in Art and Design led, unexpectedly, to a 3 year degree in Contemporary Decorative Crafts at the University of Lincoln. This involved some very late hours, juggling Course work with caring for my 2 children, but I really enjoyed the creative process.

 

 I was delighted to graduate with a BA 1st Class Honors specialising in glass and that, plus a subsequent commission by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, gave me the confidence to set up my own workshop. I now create my work in an old outhouse overlooking my back garden. It's not particularly comfortable, and often rather cold, but it's big enough for me, my imagination, and my trusty kiln.

About My Work

My work is created by kiln forming recycled glass layered with colour and design. 

Old glass can be difficult to use due to the different properties inside it so I try to get the best out of each piece. My designs and monochromatic photographs are fused inside, and hand painted on the surface of, the glass along with inclusions such as precious metal leaf, glass pigments and enamels all of which change in the extreme heat of the kiln. 

 

Inspiration is found all around; in the countryside, the city, the coast or even just in my back garden. I love to depict vivid sunsets across the open fields of Lincolnshire with solitary old trees and broken fences. I also enjoy referencing discarded items, such as broken clocks or vintage books with intriguing titles, which I blend with nature.  

When not in my workshop, or working on designs, I am often out finding new ideas with my sketch book and camera. The techniques can take a long time to process, and each item needs several firings as I build up the details in the layers, but I always find it exciting to open the lid, peer inside, and see the unique outcome.

My glass work can be found in selected galleries and is occasionally sold at craft fairs and events, details of which can be found on the Events page.

 

My ' Hidden Treasure' piece was chosen as 'Highly commended' in The Glass Prize 2016  

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