My current work consists mainly of blown glass forms with rich base colours and added
trails, looping or feathered. Opal coloured cane shards and kiln-formed pick-ups
are added during the making process to create flowing movement frozen in time, form
and texture, like those found in abstract painting. The form of the piece is also
important, providing a sculptural framework for the design.
I use photographic and sketch book references to develop designs from sources ranging
from biology, natural history and landscape to scrap yards and dilapidated buildings,
as well as the work of painters.
The magical medium of glass constantly asserts itself, introducing distortion, refraction
and reflection. Surprises are ever present and lend to the uniqueness of each piece.
I aim to create glass that energises and calms, that stimulates and harmonises.