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The exploration of form and material has always been central to my work. The essential starting point of any piece is the creation of a free blown glass form which is then transformed by the use of coldworking techniques.
Recently I have been re-interpreting my use of these techniques in combination with my interest in photography, nature and environmental concerns. Through the manipulation of images on single or multiple forms I am exploring the interaction of form, line and movement, transparency and reflection.
I trained as a fine artist, painting in ceramics, and have taught art ceramics and 3D for 30 years. I have just completed an MA in glass at the university of Wolverhampton and I have my own studio at home.
After a career working with children and in the last ten years hearing impaired pupils in a secondary school I decided to embark on furthering my own education and started my degree two years ago. I am studying 3D Contemporary Craft and have been enticed for the last year by working with glass.
1977-80 - BA Hons in Fine Art1994-96 - Post Graduate Diploma in Stained Glass, Central St Martins, London1996-97 - Fellowship for 1-yr study in glass at CSM.1997-present - making public and private commissions in stained glass and also decorative free-standing glass pieces using fusing/slumping techniques.