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.
A wonderful Art and Craft Gallery situated in the heart of Witney, just off the market square. From big names like Leigh Lambert, Leanne Christie, Quentin Blake, Dan Crisp, Allan Morgan and many others, to Emerging and local artists. The gallery showcases over 50 wall Artists, 30 Potters as well as Sculpture, Glass, Wood and Jewellery. The ever changing gallery is set over two floors, so there is always something interesting to discover.