I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000, in 2012 I completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass.
I have always been surrounded by art and a love of nature, I came to glass by accident in 1998 and have explored its properties and played with it ever since. It is this science that often leads my ideas experimenting in my studio with surfaces and textures.
I first have a sculptural approach to my art with drawings and photographs and then I choose my materials, glass is selected for its transparent, translucent or opaque qualities. Colour is secondary to the desire to create a feeling of what I am describing in glass. I like to explore form and surface using a variety of other materials combined with the glass with particular attention to the shadows that form in the surrounding environment.
The techniques I adopt for my art pieces are then also transferred to a practical collection of vessels, bowls, platters and dishes.
The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.
Adam has been at the heart of British studio glass for more than 25 years, firstly as a gallerist and subsequently as an artist in his own right, learning glass later in his career and developing self-taught methods. In 2013, Adam moved his gass blowing studio to West Horsley, Surrey. Adam specialises in free blown glass. His vessels and sculptures are at once a celebration of the simplicity of pure form, and also an investigation into layering.
I moved to Helsinki in February 1998. After months in a black and white world (a Finnish winter!) I wanted COLOUR and I found it working with stained glass. Since then I have taken every opportunity to study and work with glass (hot, warm and cold), using as many different techniques as possible. The variety in my work reflects this, as does my Finnish vocabulary! I also make mixed media pieces, using my own photographs and monoprints.
Graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 with a degree in Three dimmentional design, specializing in Kiln formed Glass. Opened my studio in Glossop, Derbyshire in 1996.My work is sculptural, I did a lot of work using the mask, or from life drawing. My recent work is more abstract, based on organic forms.
In trying to capture remnants of the past I am dealing with fragile material, attempting to replace an idea with something tangible.I have been extensively collecting old memorabilia, clothes shoes and family photographs, all in various states of disrepair. Exploiting the rich textures and decaying materials and with an element of the half remembered, I can narrate my own stories transforming these discarded objects into meaningful and coherent ideas.