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Having retired from a varied career in planning and conservation I entered the exciting world of glass art and set up my studio in 2009. I work from Penarth, on the coast of the Vale of Glamorgan where I have lived for over 30 years. My main inspirations come from the natural world of seacapes and gardens. I particularly love the three-dimentional qualities of kiln-formed glass and my work includes scenes and plaques as well as tableware and jewellery.
I use predominantly hot glass to create factual and imagined objects that often take the form of individual pieces or collections of curiosities. Inspiration comes from many sources. Personal experiences, peculiar facts, elaborate hoaxes and more recently, voyages of discovery, endeavour and exploration all help to inform, whilst a passion for both traditional craft skills and innovative new technologies play an important part in the execution of the work.
My work explores connection and memory. It is strongly influenced by nature and technology. Natural elements, geometry, colour and texture are essential. To me, a piece is successful when someone feels the need to touch or study the work, deep in thought and memory - making a connection.
Originally training as a 3D designer, I've been working in IT as my main career but always kept an interest in design over the years, from web design when in IT, now my interest has returned to glass as a medium. My blown glass revolves around the paperweight as a form and is experimental with inclusions of different material, trying to develop a technique that gives me some consistancy and ability to reproduce the pattern and textural qualities. I like simple forms with soft colour, but will try sculptural pieces that get quite complex, just to try and push the boundary.