Running a thriving contemporary arts practice from my Derbyshire studio, I specialise in using a variety of kiln fusing techniques to create each piece of wall art, sculpture or jewellery, alongside teaching individuals and groups at regular workshops.
I seek to engage and inspire others to explore their creativity, believing everyone needs an outlet to express themselves and my workshops and kits enable me to help others get creative with glass. Lockdown has reinforced my commitment to this and I have been so thankful for the connections made when posting out packs of materials and running virtual events.
A key theme running through each piece of my handmade art work is exploring ways for us to slow down, encouraging us all to take a closer look at our surroundings, to appreciate the little things in life. I seek to capture your attention, give pleasure, encourage you to notice the subtleties within each piece of unique artwork and indulge in some time for you. Contemplating, reflecting.
Using a variety of warm glass techniques and numerous kiln firings I create one-off wall art, sculptural works and installations in my chosen colour combinations. Lockdown has heightened the need to focus my attention, seeking the positive aspects of the enforced time at home, not working in my studio. New work has been developed to include contrasting textures which encourage playful interaction with light.
Imagine an ever changing artwork, seeing something new each time you catch a glimpse throughout the day. Sunshine through your window moves creating delicate refractions of light that play with unique textures, the colourful shadows cast, and dance, across the table.