Originally trained as a primary school teacher, I found that working part time allowed me to pursue my interests in art. A relocation to Oxford twelve years ago gave me the opportunity to return to college and do a Foundation in Art and Design where I first encountered kiln formed glass and was immediately captivated by the process.
I spent three years studying 3D glass in London before setting up my purpose built garden studio. Using sheets of float glass I make expressive pieces that have a painterly quality to them. Inclusions of metal leaf and wire enable me to ‘draw’ within the glass and there is a magical alchemy, sometimes unpredictable, which produces a palette of subtle colours when the glass is fired.My work has always capitalised on my love of drawing which involves translating images from my sketchbook into the glass and I frequently work with repeated images creating patterns I make wall panels in various sizes and beautiful glass which will enhance any garden. Most recently I have been using photography to design mini landscapes based on journeys I’ve taken. My studio is open during Oxfordshire Artweeks every year and I sell my work through exhibitions and galleries.