I have always been interested in exploring three dimensions through architecture and sculpture.
Along with figurative work and portaiture many of my sculptures relate to landscape and walks that I have undertaken through the medium of carving in wood and stone .
In recent years I have been exploring the medium of glass and have become fascinated by the way it can be used to capture and manipulate light. In my glass sculptures I have tried to use these properties to convey the life force within living things.
My work includes fusing and slumping glass over hand made moulds and I have recently been exploring casting, both in plaster/quartz moulds and open casting into sand moulds using both kiln firing and hot pouring methods to create interesting textures.
The imagery I use relates to the positive life force emerging from water and developing through DNA into organic forms and in particular in the female torso.
The silver birch is a particularly positive image for me representing new growth.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL WORK
1974 DIPL IN ARCHITECTURE, LEEDS POLYTECHNIC
PRACTICING ARCHITECT IN LONDON, BOSTON USA, OXFORD, AND WEST AFRICA
1994 PGCE, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY
TEACHING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY AND ART
CITY AND GUILDS LEVEL 3 IN WOOD CARVING, STONE CARVING AND SCULPTURE, CITY LIT
SCULPTURE COURSES AT:- CITY LIT, THE INSTITUTE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB and UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
FUSED AND CASTING COURSES AT UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
STUDIO WORK WITH EWA WAWRZYNIAK
Erwood Station Galllery Builth Wells
‘Something Yellow’ Contemporary Glass Society exhibition 2016
Rhythm and Blues Hornsey Library 2015
Whisps and Fragments Hornsey Library 2014
Hertfordshire university 2014, 2015
East Finchley Open studios 2013, 2014, 2015