There is currently an exhibition of my work and some other artists at the High Wycombe Library (although this is currently closed until further notice due to Covid-19). https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/libraries/find-a-library/high-wycombe/
Glass fascinates me! I first blew glass in 2012. I loved the 1200ºC furnace heat which was astounding, the 'danger' and creativity aspects and the honey texture of red hot glass! I love shaping liquid glass into something unique and sculptural and seeing the colours change as the piece cools from red hot to cold.
In 2018 I left my previous career as owner of a packaging development consultancy in consumer goods to focus full time on making glass and I have since continued my training across the UK with some of the UK’s best glass blowing artists.
I favour substantial, sculptural art pieces, inspired by nature, especially seasides, oceans and waves, as well as mountains, planets and stars.
Things happen fast in the hot shop - I must think and act quickly. Glass has a mind of its own. I must make a piece from start to finish. I need to keep molten glass on the iron, not running on the floor and it can’t get too cold – still 500ºC – or it cracks or falls off the iron.
It's not easy, is physically demanding and it’s very hot. It’s incredibly difficult and expensive to learn but it is so rewarding!
I’m grateful when others love and buy my work and hope it gives you as much pleasure owning or gifting it as it gives me.