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.
Commissions include: 'Maple' chandelier, kiln formed maple leaves captured within an intricate metal leaf surround. Exploring the fragility of nature and the desire to protect, like a jewel in a box, Mecure Bristol North; 'Fall chandelier' Cascading hand-crafted leaves, evoke the feeling of an autumnal day, bringing the outside inside, Mecure Grange Hotel, Leicester, Grand Hotel; 'Salix' kiln formed glass sculpture, multi coloured leaves set at and angle in the shape of a leaf. Movement, light and view point create changes in form and colour, displaying the beautiful qualities of the dichroic glass, University of Exeter Business School, Devon; "Halo & Durian" sculptural lights for the Molecular Science Blizard Institute, Queen Mary College London, Alsop Architects; A hand-crafted installation of nine sculptural lights at Paignton Community Library, Devon.
Other commissions include lighting displays for the Conran London and Paris stores and lighting for The Brit Awards. The Spike is included in the Victoria and Albert Museum permanent collection. In the past I have sold work to Liberty, Conran and Heals, and designed lighting manufactured under royalty by Fontana Arte, 'Longbow and Light on a Wire".