I started working with glass only 7-years ago. I had experimented over many years in various artistic medium but discovered exciting, varied & creative opportunities using glass. Glass colour choices are endless and with the introduction of reactive and alchemy techniques, results at the end of a firing can be both unexpected and exciting.
I describe myself as an experimental expressionist glass artist, each individual colourful item is crafted utilising various glass techniques: fusion, casting, painting and slumping.
Every glass piece I design is unique. I start creating with sheet glass, ground glass called frit, spaghetti glass called stringers, glass paint, metal foils and various other compatible mediums. Every piece is formed in a kiln designed for glass artists. The temperature required to form glass items reaches up to 850 degrees centigrade, and sometimes higher depending on what is being formed.
My glass creations can be stand alone display pieces, wall art, fruit bowls, cheese boards, cold food serving, coasters etc. I also recreate portraits and scenes from photographs into glass personal memories.
I have a studio and kiln room at the end of my garden and happily take commissions to clients specification.