Designer / maker of art installations and sculptural lighting.
I make sculptural lighting tailored to architectural spaces on all scales, in buildings from public to domestic, from grand to intimate. My forms are organically inspired, using materials such as woven metal meshes, glass, low energy fibre optics and LEDs combined to produce an atmospheric blend of ethereal silhouettes, subtle shapes and light. I have been able to extend this fascination with light, shadow and transparency by working with kiln formed glass. I love the way that the material flows into the mould giving very organic shapes and the luminous qualities of glass, whether it is lit by natural or artificial light.
I recently completed a commission for the University of Exeter Business School to make a large scale mobile of dichroic glass leaves set at an
angle. Movement, light and view point change the effect of the colour of the leaves showing to best effect the amazing optical effects of the glass.
The Spike Light has been widely distributed and is included in the Victoria and Albert Museum permanent collection. Commissions include working with Alsop Architects to design lights for the Institute of Molecular Science, Queen Mary College London; a hand-crafted installation of nine sculptural lights at Paignton Community Library, Devon; and a glass sculpture for University of Exeter Business School, Devon. I was commissioned to make a presentation of two major light designs for the Royal Society of Arts December 2011.
Other commissions include lighting displays for the Conran London and Paris stores and lighting for The Brit Awards party. I have also sold work to Liberty, Conran and Heals, and designed lighting manufactured under royalty by Fontana Arte.