I have come to glass-making after a career in publishing as a writer and an editor.
I trained in Fine Art and stained glass originally. Later I gained an M.A. in Fine Art which benefitted my painting style and also gave me confidence in modern glass design.After working in glass at Central St.Martins, I am now using enamels and I work with kinectic glass sculpture also.
I was born in Japan and graduated from an art college in Tokyo.
I moved to UK in 1989 and discovered glass engraving. .
I took a variety of short courses and became a craft member of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 1994.
I exhibit regularly in exhibitions and have done various commissions (both private and commercial).
Born 17th June 1952, Leicester, England.
After working for over twenty years as a freelance jewellery designer/maker I turned to working in glass in 1995. I was initially greatly helped by Kate Drew Wilkinson and have taken classes subsequently with very many people and I am still learning. I have found this a wonderful medium for personal expression and have been able to help to introduce other people to it through teaching the technique of flame work. I also demonstrate and give lectures. In 2001 I went to India to work with native craftsmen on new designs for a commercial catalogue and since then I have taught in Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, New Zealand and USA as well as here in Britain.
I now work and teach in my studio at home.