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 am a member of the Guild of Makers in Wales, and was a finalist in the Glass category of Selected Makers 2016.
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 hand painted imagery. The pieces are fired several times to create these effects. Recently working as Artist in Residence at The Walton Neurological Centre- A Bluecoat Display Centre and Arts Council project, I have been inspired by microscopic plant and human biological structures and see my work developing and continuing with these themes into the future.
I have been rewarded an Arts Council of Wales grant to research and develop my project ‘Gardens of the Mind’. I will be accessing primary research and imagery at The Walton Centre Pathology laboratories and also Bangor University’s Herbarium collection.