Passionate about glass from a small child standing mesmerised by the colours in the stained glass windows to finding little pebbles of sea glass on the beach. My journey in working with glass started in 2009 when I happened to find a Stained Glass evening class that incorporated Fused glass. That was it - completely hooked and totally fascinated by this technique which is my art work of choice. I also work with glass in jewellery making, copperfoiling and stained glass.
My working life for 36 years was full time NHS work, latterly as a mental health practitioner and therapist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Since 2014 I have had the ability to spend far more time working towards perfecting some of my techniques. I enjoy creating abstract forms of the natural world to give an 'idea' of the scene I wish to depict. However my fascination with seascapes led me to design and make a 'Wave' in glass, displayed in a handmade ceramic base that I specifically went to pottery classes for over 18 months to create. I experiment with different types of frit to explore their effect within the glass and find it fascinating.
at least one piece of my glass has been exhibited within the Williamson Art exhibition for the past 3 years and I have been lucky enough to be involved in a documentary film called 'The Creative Process' in 2015. This year I took part in the 7th Open Studio Tour in Wirral and hope to be at St Georges Hall Liverpool for the Open Culture Arts Market in early December. My work is currently on display at Gallery 14 Williamson Art Gallery Oxton and Seagrass Studio and Gallery West Kirby, both in Wirral.