I am currently studying for a BA Degree as a Designer Maker at Hastings College and absolutely loving it! I am particularly interested in adding to my kiln glass skills and enjoy working with metal.
Currently undertaking Honours in Visual Art at the Australian National University
Although I still love fused glass artwork, I have started to venture into mixed media art. I do always try to incorporate fused glass components into my mixed media artwork. As I have aged, my ability to spend hours coldworking glass surfaces, has diminished. Therefore, most of my fused glass work is now smaller, with lots of texture and color, and many times combined with other media.
Glass, a paradoxical material at the very basis of my research
Both transparent and opaque, fragile and Tough, stable and unstable… It is an amorphous material that could be considered a solid as much as a liquid.
My sculptures are designed to represent that flow of unstable material. They are forces in movement frozen into time and space like waves caught in the cold.
I like to give the illusion of a fixed time, a moment between what was (a shape in formation) and what will be (the imagination feeding from the blooming of the shape).
Favourite recent projects have included a pair of 70s bell-bottoms for a restaurant of the same name and an abstract design for an 18th, the brief being “rainbow, shards, a bit edgy and include an 18th charm”.
I really love mountain silhouettes and enjoy picking colours and textures that reflect the landscapes.