Glass as a material fascinates me and I am drawn by its fragility, translucency and hidden strengths.
As a kiln-formed glass artist working in 3D and mixed media, I use the ‘lost wax’ casting process which involves the making of wax models and moulds fro casting glass.
My main work is conceptually based, using ideas and images which draw on places and events around me. Some of my current work has been related to my personal experience and feelings. To date it has included the closure of the coal pits, consumerism and pollution, and my early childhood.
I also enjoy exploring textures and investigating the use of glass to create simple forms, (organic shapes, bowls, blocks and geometric shapes).
2005 -2006 Higher National Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass at Westminster Adult Education Centre, London
2004-2005 Advanced Kiln-formed Glass Project Advanced BTEC Diploma in Jewellery
2003-2004 Professional Development Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass BTEC Jewellery, Ring making, Enamelling, Stone setting, Hollow Forming
2002-2003 Westminster Adult Education Centre BTEC Kiln Formed Glass fusing, Slumping, Mould making, Casting
2005/06 Artists Means Business II – University of Hertfordshire
2007 ‘Glass Echoes’ – Crypt Gallery, London
2007 ‘Open Studios’ – Digswell arts Trust
2006 ‘Crash Cool’ Morley Gallery, London – Final year HNC college exhibition
2005 Hertfordshire Open Studios
2005 Hertfordshire Open studios at the New Maynard Gallery, WGC, Herts
2004 Bridport Open Art Competition, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset