I originally studied printed textile design and after completing a P.G.C.E. I taught Art & Design for a number of years. Consequently I discovered glass and opened my studio, Discovery Glass in County Down in 1990. My work has developed from solely "tiffany" style glass to kiln-formed, fused and stained glass.My creations are very varied, from jewellery to windows and I specialise in commissioned pieces. I offer tuition to small groups of students.
My original training was as a designer in glass and ceramics, but as with the best laid plans I ended up working in IT most of my career, both in the UK and abroad. I now have time to look at glass again and can pretend to be a designer once more, trying to develop a technique with the paperweights that gives me some consistancy and ability to reproduce the form and textural qualities. It will never happen, but I enjoy a challenge.
I studied Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea finishing in 95. Since leaving I have worked with different studios and gained valuble experience. I now work designing and making my own work for public and private spaces. I like to work in a painterly and semi abstract style.