I spent over ten years working as a freelance portrait/reportage photographer before studying at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design where I graduated in Glass and Fine Art and Glass and Architecture.
I undertake private commissions at my workshop in East London and work part time as head designer at Lead & Light Studios.
My interests are in contrasts and extremes and through this I push processes and materials to their limits, seeing how intricate and delicate I can get the shapes to cast.
Creative Glass Designer. Design Consultancy and Product Design. My experience has very been enhanced by the understanding and harmony between the beauty and skill of hand-crafted objects and the manufacturing process, aiming to produce pieces that are both cutting edge, tactile, refined and sophisticated. I am also currently carrying out a Phd in Glass, which supports my creative studio practice.
After working as an electronic engineer and a doctor of medicine I started with my glass education. Now since 20 years as a glass artist I prefere casting and working on big architectural objects often combined with steel.
After 4 years studies at Federal Arts and Crafts College in Vevey (Switzerland), and a decorator diploma, I lived for 20 years in various countries in Africa and Asia, teaching art and practising various local art techniques. In 1985, I opened my professional glass studio in Southern France
I work with kiln formed glass and mixed media to explore the place where the familiar becomes unfamiliar and the known merges with the unknown. I believe that it is in these spaces that the seeds of transformation are sown and new ways of thinking and being are opened up.