After receiving a first class BA Hons in Applied Art/Architectural Glass at NEWI in North Wales, I began to sell and exhibit my work in galleries nationwide. I am now a qualified Art Teacher but continue to practice my craft. I have recently created a range of new work.
My slumped bowls and coasters are inspired by natural shapes and patterns. I fuse glass, coloured frits, and enamels and sometimes use sandblasting. These layers of pattern and mark making allow for each graduation to be viewed simultaneously. The pieces are fired several times to create these effects with every piece being unique.
My installation work is about communicating memories and emotions. The way in which they are viewed is crucial. I want the viewer to feel they are seeing a private thing, to feel absorbed within a moment in time. This work plays with the idea of time and emotions hidden and revealed.
Qualifications-PGCE in Applied Art- John Moores University 2008. 1st Class BA Hons Applied Arts- Architectural Glass, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, 2006Btec, National Diploma, Art, West Cheshire College, 2003City & Guilds, Level 2- 3D Studies, Design and Craft, West Cheshire College, 2003City and Guilds, Level 2- Decorative Stained Glass, West Cheshire College, 2003Commissions Glass signs for West Coast Chopper Ltd. Installed in 100 shops across Europe. 2005 Window and glazed door, 12 Broughton Road, Wrexham 2005Window for childs nursery, 78 Almond Drive, Warrington, 2006.Private commission, lightbox installation within clients home, Liverpool Jan 2007.Private commission, memorial glass plaques, Feb 2007Exhibitions-.Commissioned to make 11 decorative bowls to be presented as awards for Business In The Arts, North West, March 2007The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, Conwy, The Gateway Project, May 2004The Royal Pavilion, Llangollen, June 2005Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters Of Glass, Glaziers Hall, London. Stevens competition, May 2005Wrexham Art Centre, Wrexham Open, Dec 2005, 2006Oriel Ty Gorsaf (Glass Gallery), Llanfairpwll, Angelsey, July-Sept 2006Before Fame Hits, The Royal Pavillion, Llangollen, North Wales, July 2006New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, June- July 2006Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, July-August 2006Bluecoat Display Centre Two, Liverpool, Flower Power Exhibition, Aug-Oct 2006:Blucoat Display Centre Two, Liverpool, Wunderkammer Exhibition, July-Dec 2007,…Read More