I am a Glass Artist living and working in North Wales. I studied Applied Art/Architectural Glass at N.E.W.I in 2006 and gained a 1st Class Hons. Degree. I create wall pieces, vessels, functional ware, jewellery and architectural commissions.
In my current work I am investigating light and layers within nature. My inspiration comes from the beautiful countryside around me in North Wales, the mountains, forests, rivers and meadows. I am influenced by the seasons, using plants which I have collected from my garden and the countryside. In this way my work is constantly evolving- every piece being unique. I fuse glass, coloured frits, enamels and use sandblasting to create layers of pattern and depth, sometimes combining this with handpainted imagery. The pieces are fired several times to create these effects.
My installation work has been about communicating memories and emotions. The way in which they are viewed is crucial, the glass has been displayed with under lighting in either small boxes, sets of drawers or tunnels which the viewer has to interact with. I want the viewer to feel they are seeing something private, to feel absorbed within a private memory or moment in time.
I also run glass and ceramic workshops from my home studio, The Blue Earthworm – Bodlewyddan and also community and school workshops.
The Mostyn Gallery Shop Llandudno
The Arc Gallery, Chester
Obsidian Art- Aylesbury
Erwood Station Gallery- Hay on Wye
Glazed Art, Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent
Made and Found Collective, Overton
Coppertree Gallery, Tarporley
Bodnant Craft Centre, North Wales
Mustard Gallery – Langholm
The Found Gallery- Dunbar, Edinburgh
Solo Gallery- Sheffield
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd- Solo Exhibition Jan 2016
Obsidian Art- Summer Collection, July 2015
International Festival of Glass 2015, Wish You Were Here, Stourbridge, May 2015
Ruthin Library March 2014
Arteria with Gallery 23 Spring Showcase, 2015
Obsidian Art ‘Introducing’, Jan 2015
Undegun ,Helfa Gelf Artists Exhibition, Wrexham, Sept 2014
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Aug-Dec2014
The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Objects of Desire, Nov 2014-Jan2015
Arteria with Gallery 23 Winter show, Oct 2014-Jan2015
Beside the Wave Gallery Falmouth, Feb-Aug 2014
The Blue Earthworm, Bodelwyddan, Dec 2013/Feb2014
Qube Gallery, Shropshire May – July 2013
Oriel Wrexham, Jan – March 2012
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Feb-May 2012
Bluecoat Display Centre , Wunderkammer Exhibition, , Liverpool, July-Dec 2007.
Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham Open, Dec 2006
Bluecoat Display Centre Flower Power Exhibition, Liverpool, Aug-Oct 2006.
Collins Gallery ,Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Glasgow, July-Aug 2006.
The Royal Pavilion ,Before Fame Hits, Llangollen, July 2006.
Oriel Ty Gorsaf, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, 2006-2007.
Oriel Wrecsam Wrexham Open, Dec 2005
The Royal Pavillion, Llangollen. June 2005
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass , Stevens Competition, London, May 2005.
World War 1 Memorial for Ellesmere Port, commissioned by The Royal British Legion situated in the gardens of UCEA Academy, Ellesmere Port, Jan 2015.
Three sets of internal glazed panels, Surestart Nursery, Kirkdale, Liverpool, June 2007.
Set of decorative bowls and coasters to be used as prizes, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, April 2007.
Set of decorative bowls to be presented as awards, Business in the Arts Northwest, March 2007.
Memorial Plaque, Private client-Liverpool, Feb 2007.
Lightbox installation , Private Client-Liverpool, Jan 2007.
Decorative glass window for child’s nursery, Private Client- Warrington, July 2006.
Decorative window and glazed door panels, Private client-Wrexham, 2005.
Glass signs for 100 retail outlets across Europe, West Coast Chopper, Barcelona, 2005