I work from my studio at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, making my own work and teaching short courses in kiln formed glass techniques.
I am drawn to the natural rhythms and patterns on the land around me. My ideas develop from time spent walking along the beach, and from time spent drawing in the countryside. As I start to draw and print I begin the process of visually sifting through what I‘m looking at developing a visual short hand of lines and marks, tone and texture - a distillation of what I’m seeing and a way of getting to the essence of things. The interpretation and depiction of the landscape is a key aspect of my work.
My drawings and prints are the starting point for compositions in glass which bring together individual fused and cast glass elements consisting of line, colour, shape and fine expressive calligraphic brush strokes.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.