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My work is kiln-formed, incorporating a range of media from fusing to painting with glass paint and enamels. I also like to use recycled float glass. I have studied at City Lit, Swansea and other short courses, and completed the Postgraduate Professional Certificate at Central St Martins in 2002.
Inspiration for my work is drawn from the world around me. I explore these observations through kiln formed glass, intricately cutting and layering float glass, drawing and collaging with natural materials, wire and coloured glass to create both abstracted and figurative imagery.
Born in Sutton Coldfield in 1961, he trained under the tutelage of Ronald Pennell at the Birmingham City University, Institute of Art & Design. Since 1982, he has been based in Toronto, Canada, and has established an international clientele, with his work residing in private and corporate art collections around the world. His introspective sculpture focuses on human transcendence and the complex issues that challenge humanity including equality, spirituality, our relationship with the environment, and capacity to have hope in the face of adversity.
My approach to sandblasted glass is from the perspective of a printed textile designer, inspired by decorative imagery rather than constrained by the technicalities of an age old technique. Passionate about drawing, design and decoration, I use glass as a surface to embellish and enjoy the fact that I am creating a product which is both functional and decorative whilst adding an element of history to a building.