Anything in glass from lighting to jewellery!
I have been playing with glass for more than 20 years and still love the light, the colour and the textures that can be created. All my pieces are formed in the kiln in multiple stages. Different metals and enamels are inserted between two or more layers of glass and fused around 800C; they may be fired several times to achieve the desired effect and then cold worked to finish the edges.
- Panels for Sands Resort Hotel in Cornwall
- Reception desk in London
- Presentation bowl for Friends of River Frome
- A number of pieces in private collections including the owner of Bullseye Glass
I really like to meet my customers so most years my work can be seen in Bath at Bear Flats Open Studio the 2nd May Bank holiday, Somerset Art Weeks in September and several other exhibitions held during the year. If you would like to be kept informed please add your name to my mailing list. (it will not be passed to any other organisation)
In 2008, I participated in a Local Networking Project funded by SAW (www.somersetartworks.org.uk). "Woad: A Plant to Dye For". With the help of the Frome Weavers Workshop, I grew woad in the garden of the Blue House (formerly a Blue School and Almshouse in Frome built in 1726) which we used for two workshops. There were 40 of us which was loads of fun and most of us ended up with very blue stained hands. You may wonder what all this has to do with glass but of course I am now inspired by woad so new work will be positively blue! My exhibition "Blue" was in the Round Tower in Frome with textile work, glass and a small model of how the round tower was used by the dyers in the 1700's.
I am involved in the community arts network - www.fromecreativenetwork.org.uk. This organisation is working with artists to raise the profile of creativity in the Frome area
I am also a partner in a web development team www.leapingelephants.com