Creative Glass Designer. Design Consultancy and Product Design. My experience has very been enhanced by the understanding and harmony between the beauty and skill of hand-crafted objects and the manufacturing process, aiming to produce pieces that are both cutting edge, tactile, refined and sophisticated. I am also currently carrying out a Phd in Glass, which supports my creative studio practice.
After working as an electronic engineer and a doctor of medicine I started with my glass education. Now since 20 years as a glass artist I prefere casting and working on big architectural objects often combined with steel.
After 4 years studies at Federal Arts and Crafts College in Vevey (Switzerland), and a decorator diploma, I lived for 20 years in various countries in Africa and Asia, teaching art and practising various local art techniques. In 1985, I opened my professional glass studio in Southern France
I work with kiln formed glass and mixed media to explore the place where the familiar becomes unfamiliar and the known merges with the unknown. I believe that it is in these spaces that the seeds of transformation are sown and new ways of thinking and being are opened up.
The Scottish Glass Society is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to champion the work of glass artists in Scotland. It is one of the oldest Glass Society's in Britain. It is a membership organisation of glassmakers, collectors, historians and enthusiasts, which has been in existence for over twenty-eight years. The Society holds meetings to encourage communication between makers and others interested in glass.