My work is created by kiln forming recycled glass layered with colour and designs.
Old glass can be difficult to use due to the different properties inside so I get the best out of each piece by adapting it accordingly.
My drawings and photos are fused both inside and on the surface of the glass along with inclusions such as precious metal leaf, glass pigments and enamels 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 old and unwanted items too which are blended into my work as I reference vintage items such as broken clocks or ancient books with intriguing titles.
When not in my workshop, or working on designs, I am often out finding new ideas with my camera and sketch book. Many techniques used take a long time to process and each item takes several firings as I build up the details inside the layers. It's always exciting when I open the lid to peer inside and see the unique, and sometimes surprising, outcome.
I have completed commissioned pieces for corporate businesses, universities,
and for special occasions.
My work is in selected galleries and sold at craft fairs and events.
Details of these can be found on the Events page.