My love of glass art goes back a very long way. However it only became serious in 1998 when I was living in Belgium and had the opportunity to attend a course in leaded glass. I was immediately hooked and quickly obtained the basics to set up a work place at home to practice between lessons.
After a short while the ball started rolling, friends began to ask me to make things for them, and before I knew it I had a small business going. Having started with lead, I then learned how to use the Tiffany technique, which allows work with very small pieces of glass and to work in 3 dimensions.
I love to use vibrant colours and many of my designs use themes from the natural world.
After 9 years in Belgium we moved to Cyprus where I made contact with a commercial architect. He loved my work and commissioned me to create some major projects. I was delighted to be given the opportunity, and amongst others, created two wonderful bathroom ceilings for the Hotel Poseidon in Limassol.
These were made in 2 foot square panels in a suspended ceiling, each panel being sandwiched in double glazing with lighting from above. This first experience of having my panels double glazed was valuable, and I have since used this technique in making large windows on stairways and doors.
On my return to England in 2006 I decided to experiment and bought a kiln. I then went on several courses in glass fusing to develop my technique. This was a whole new field, quite a science, and enabled me to make dishes and plates, jewellery, tiles and much more.
I hope that you will enjoy looking at my gallery.
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