My work is deeply influenced by our human connection to the land. Living in the far north, I explore that which resonates with our soul. My delicate sculptures allow the viewer to draw asscociations with their own remembered landscapes, resulting in a medatative and emotional response. They become an interpretation of light and memory and a place for quiet contemplation.
Gillian set up the Strawberry Glass studio in 2008 and undertakes commissions as well as running a busy programme of workshops.
In 2012, having taught Art and D&T for 15yrs, I decided to change direction and focus on my own creativity. I have worked with ceramics for 20yrs but only in the last 2yrs started to develop my skills with glass. I am interested in combining materials and craft skills.
I am a Design Crafts graduate, specializing in glass blowing. Since exploring a wide range of materials I chose to take glass further as it was immediately appealing to me, especially hot glass because I enjoy the physicality of it.
The fluidity of the material gives me the opportunity to push my ideas into an enhanced conceptual final design.