It was wonderful to find out I have been included in this new book about contemporary crafts at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Written by Amanda Game, a specialist in contemporary British and...
My available work can be found on the Collections page alongside background information on my practice including printmaking, flameworking and process images. Stockists across the UK and USA can be found below with work ranging from £45 to £3500. All one-off shows and teaching assignments are highlighted on the Home page and on News.
I make kiln formed glass objects, playing with gravity in the kiln. Manipulating mass, heat, colour and time I aim to create complex, elusive work that has intense colour and pattern which reacts to the light it is placed in. I use opaque glass powders to construct my work because of its varying translucency as the form elongates in the kiln. I finish the kiln fired pieces using many coldworking processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping and diamond point and wheel engraving.
My most recent work has come from two intense weeks on residency at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness. On the first week I worked with the Environmental Research Institute based in Thurso investigating the impact of sustainable energy on sea life and the peat restoration programmes in The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland.
I’ve worked with glass for the past 14 years, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London with Distinction studying Postgraduate Certificate in Glass & Architecture, before re-locating to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland in 2005. I have exhibited at Collect (Crafts Council) shown by Craft Scotland and CAA, Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA), London Glassblowing, Bullseye Projects in Portland, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, SOFA Chicago and Pittsburgh Glass Centre.
Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway
Work in Public Collections:
Making a Winter’s Tale Handmade gifts for the festive season 17 November - 24 December 2016 This year I have a selection of work on show at Contemporary Applied Arts...
I have a large collection of work available at The Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park shop and at Crafts in the Bay in Cardiff.