I work in lead, tiffany and fused glass. Happiest making large windows but enjoy my kiln and smaller projects too
The Glass Hub is an educational centre based in South West England where students of all abilities can learn and develop the craft of glassmaking. At The Glass Hub we provide extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise. We offer short courses, masterclasses, longer termly technique-focused classes, and studio/equipment hire.
I am a glass artist based in Halifax, West Yorkshire and work with stained glass, fused glass and mosaics. I run courses from my workshop in Halifax to introduce you to the techniques required to produce your own work. My courses are technical, hands-on, practical workshops with the aim of inspiring you to be excited and creative with the medium of glass. I also produce my own work with a preference for fused glass. I work with mainly float glass and use texture and frits to bring the glass alive.
I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000 and then developed the ‘artlounge’, an art gallery selling over 180 artist’s work, with exhibitions, art and craft classes and community projects. During this time I sold my own work. With a change of occupation for a time I then in 2012 completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass at UCLAN
In first seeking success in the world of art I studied and investigated form and surface through drawing and mixed media, and learning techniques to manipulate and create with glass, clay and carving stone. Light and shadow, colour and surface continuously play on my mind encouraging forms to emerge. The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.