I graduated from Loughborough College of Art and Design with a BA Hons in Silversmithing & Jewellery. Following on from a PGCE in/and teaching art at secondary school, I spent a decade overseas in Africa, Thailand and Singapore. During this time I worked for various NGO's and and as an art gallery curator. In 2006 I went to New Zealand to take a workshop in glass at Hoglund Glass and was taught by Micah Lamar. Having always created regardless of media I had found the 'the one', there is nothing quite like hot glass. I had solo exhibitions, home studios, taught workshops, and was an artist in residence in Bangkok and Singapore.
Returning to Suffolk in 2010 (my art foundation was in Ipswich) I joined Suffolk Open Studios and became a selected member of The Suffolk Craft Society. In 2014 I moved from my home studio in Framlingham to a re-purposed barn nearby where I create, teach, exhibit and sell my work.
Working with glass is a synthesis of powerful elements: colour, light, fire and a medium that moves rapidly between liquid and solid states.
As an artist and designer-maker I'm engaged in approaching the universal through the particular. All work and ideas are my own, I do not copy or mass produce.
The glass and the processes I use are of a quality chosen to extend the lifespan and beauty of my work. I kiln anneal and hand clean all my glass. Annealing soaks the glass at 960 degrees then cools it gradually over ten hours, reducing the chance of stress fractures and strengthening the glass.
I am a selected member of The Suffolk Craft Society and participate in exhibitions.
Visits to my studio by appointment. I have work in progress, for sale and I work to commission.
You will find a range of my glass at Great Walsingham Gallery
I take part in exhibitions throughout the year, details of upcoming exhibitions can be found here.