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I grew up in West London, UK, surrounded by an array of fashion, music, art & culture. These influences and my passion to create led me to the art of kiln-formed glass. Having lived in the Middle East for a number of years, my artwork has a modern contemporary look comprising strong geometric lines which are reflected in Islamic patterns. Design is a very important aspect of Arabic culture, and exploring this using the medium of glass is both challenging and exciting.
I finished my degree in contemporary crafts at Manchester University in 2002 in which I specialized in metal and textiles. Glass became part of this work and is now the main part of what I create. Inspired by the colour,transparancy and fluidity, which is glass using the play of texture and light.
I grew up in the south west of England, but am currently living and working in London. I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 with an MA in ceramics and Glass. Prior to this I have gained experience through working with glassmakers Sally Fawkes, Colin Reid and Richard Jackson, and currently work along side Bruno Romamelli in his studio in south London.
For more than two decades, I have researched, developed and refined a repertoire of complex studio glass techniques, in particular, hand carved cameo and gräal.
My fascination with fusing detailed graphic imagery with the molten fluidity of hot glass, its translucency, reflective qualities and its potential as a vehicle for colour, have constantly enthused my passion to push the boundaries and create beautiful and innovative works of artglass. Labelled the UK’s leading exponent of gold and silver leaf in the production of hand carved cameo, reheated cameo and gräal, I endeavour to continue evolving my skills. I am committed to exploring new ideas and hope that my technical finesse and dexterity grows with my commitment to excellence and that each design possesses a timeless quality.