As a jeweller with interior intent, my work is often a collaboration of both skills as a glass artist and a jeweller, with a conceptual twist. Whilst other jewellers look to the body, my interest lies with the social history of jewellery whilst off the body. It is the very notion of where jewellery lives, where it is hidden for most of its life and what we percieve as 'precious' that intrigues me.
Celebrating and integrating elements of jewellery within pieces of art glass, such as the dressing table sets of my 'Precious Integrations' series fulfills my roles as both jeweller and glass artist. I believe a house profits from adornment as synonymously as the body.
Working in glass and metals, I continue to push the boundaries of material compatability within my glass work.
British Glass Biennale 2012 selected exhibitor.
Contemporary Glass Society New Designers Associate prize winner 2011 London
V&A Museum Access Prize winner 2008, sponsored by the Louvre Museum.
Warm Glass Prize 2008 2nd in Student category
Sculpture, installation and performance exploring connection and disconnection.Current projects develop flameworked sculpture as catalyst for action, inter-action, and social inclusion. My work provides innovative methods of involving new audiences, in exciting, yet relatable ways. Interactive performances provide a compelling environment that allows the public new ways of expressing their deepest selves in private moments with innovative group aesthetic outcomes.
I’m a glass student from Northern Ireland, I am currently studying a B.A. Hon in Glass Sculpture and Architectural Glass in Scotland at Edinburgh College of Art.
I decided I to pursue the medium of glass in 2009 when I researched Andy Goldsworthy’s Ice sculptures for a 3D project and I wanted create my own but permanent, so I got cut off of glass and put them in the kiln and have been hooked ever since. As I am still studying I haven't chosen a specialism, because I like to choose the technique that suits the concept best.
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. I also work with glass in jewellery making.