After a career as a primary school teacher, a move to Oxford gave me the opportunity to return to college on a foundation in Art and Design course where I first encountered kiln formed glass. I was immediately captivated by the process and subsequently spent three years studying in London before setting up a purpose built space at home.
I work in my Oxford garden studio layering metals in the form of leaf, foil and wire with float glass and firing these pieces in the kiln. Heat fuses the metal into the glass creating a palette of elegant, subtle colours. This process can be unpredictable but it gives each piece of glass its individual character.
Natural forms feature frequently in my work which is also informed by my love of repeating shapes and pattern.
Banbury and Bicester College
Foundation in Art and Design, 2001
BA Fine Art part time 2002 - 2005
(Then I left to study glass)
Richmond Adult Community College
HNC. 3D glass 2005-2006
HND 3 D glass 2006-2008