Kiln-formed glass for interiors, hot and cold worked. My pieces are site-specific art, commissioned for a particular place, whether a home, hotel lobby, company headquarters, reception desk and so on. My clients include galleries, art consultants and architects.
Multiple layers of sheet glass and metallic compounds are kiln-fired. When cold, they are re-worked and fired again. I cut large pieces and finish them, sometimes drilling holes to take threads for hanging. Other work is wall fixed.
My passion for colour sequence, and my ability to work on a large scale. My portfolio has evolved over 20 years as I explore and expand the relationship between art and architecture.
I just have to create and use my hands. I also enjoy designing. My biggest challenge is “seeing through” an idea rather than moving on to a new project. I’ve never questioned my creative path – it’s been with me since early childhood and was actively encouraged. Actually, I’ve never had a “regular job”. I’ve experimented with materials all my adult life, recording the results and thinking about where to take my work next.
Light, colour and reflection – sunlight dancing through water for example.
My studio is in my garden in London and purpose-built. Ideally I would have a larger, higher working space but it’s good for the time being. I’m resourceful and use everything to its best creative advantage. I live and work “as one” using my studio at all and any time – after all, it’s at home!. The most important requirement for a good workshop is light.
My hand-held glass cutter – small and simple but with the power to score, cut and manipulate the tough brittle material of cold glass. It has “worn” like a pair of shoes to the shape of my hand hands, so it’s very personal almost an extension of my fingers.
Expanding my current portfolio and building contacts. I have so many new ideas for glass which can enhance an environment. And I hope to exhibit overseas.
Don’t underestimate the workload. This is a very laborious material and it’s got a life of its own. This of course is its beauty too.