I make kiln formed glass pieces which have a painterly quality to them. Working from sketches, I make a design and then layer glass with precious metal leaf and foil using wire to ‘draw’ within the glass.
This combination of glass and metal produces a palette of subtle colours when the glass is fired in the kiln. There is a magical alchemy to this process which can be unpredictable but which gives each piece its individual character and a translucent elegance.
My garden studio is a huge influence on my work and the images I create come mainly from observation of the natural world. Leaves and seedpods have been a major preoccupation over many years and repeated forms are also a distinctive feature of my glass.
Modern Art Gallery showing the Best of British Art and Craft