Member Directory: H
I grew up in the south west of England, but am currently living and working in London. I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 with an MA in ceramics and Glass. Prior to this I have gained experience through working with glassmakers Sally Fawkes, Colin Reid and Richard Jackson, and currently work along side Bruno Romamelli in his studio in south London.
For more than two decades, I have researched, developed and refined a repertoire of complex studio glass techniques, in particular, hand carved cameo and gräal.
My fascination with fusing detailed graphic imagery with the molten fluidity of hot glass, its translucency, reflective qualities and its potential as a vehicle for colour, have constantly enthused my passion to push the boundaries and create beautiful and innovative works of artglass. Labelled the UK’s leading exponent of gold and silver leaf in the production of hand carved cameo, reheated cameo and gräal, I endeavour to continue evolving my skills. I am committed to exploring new ideas and hope that my technical finesse and dexterity grows with my commitment to excellence and that each design possesses a timeless quality.
I am interested in the complexity of the human condition its fragility and painfullness and particulary in the way society reflects this in our everyday lives.
I have worked in a variety of mediums to sate my artistic passion, but in 2009 I discovered kiln formed and cast glass - I haven't looked back since. The versatility and fragility of the medium will continue to keep my over-active imagination busy for as long as it still ticks . . .
I have been working with kilnformed glass since 2000. I produce colourful and textured pieces in a variety of functional and decorative forms. I am constantly inspired by the lines and textures of the natural world; seashells, landscapes, trees etc. Most of my work is kilncast into/onto handmade molds. I also produce lost-wax sculptures and fused pieces.