What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
I am a designer maker who works with kiln formed Glass to create a diverse range of individually handcrafted glass and Jewellery design.
I am drawn to glass for its versatile nature, not only allowing the viewer to appreciate the outside structure but to look deeper inside the object and observe the world that makes the piece. As a glass artist the experimentation of opaque and transparency have been combined to create new and interesting work.
The products have a fresh look into the meaning of kiln formed glass, through the exploration of colour, form, style and surface pattern exploiting the qualities and distinctive surface textures with in the material. With on going development my portfolio continues to expand.
What 5 words best describe your work?
Innovative, Bespoke, Decorative, Functional, Unique
Do you have any design heroes?
I have so many design heroes and inspirations there is so much to be inspired by. The designers I studied in university are always inspiring like Aline Johnson, Claudia Borella and Peter Layton. It’s not just the medium of glass that motivates and intrigues me it is also ancient civilisations, different eras in history from the Victorians, Italian Renaissance to the Egyptians and the Greeks. I could go on and on so I will stop there.
Where is your studio?
Currently my studio is in my back garden in a converted garage, it does the job.
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
A lot of glass cutting!, Sandblasting, Sweeping, Polishing, Soldering, Designing, Mould Making, Tidying, Preparing and Shelf Priming.
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
Currently I am expanding my jewellery range, creating a few extra pieces for men and creating new wall art we a new twist that combines my skills.
What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?
All being well the above new ventures but still some of my classic best sellers. There will be Christmas decorations, him and her gifts displayed in a classic contemporary style.
Tell us something we don’t know
As well as being a designer/ maker I am also a photographer and graphic designer.