Gaining a BAhons in 3D design in Glass at Wolverhampton Uni in ‘99, I embarked on a number of ventures, until I joined Amanda Brisbane at her studio in Ludlow in 2003. Together for 13years our process of sandcasting glass was pushed to its very limits & AB Glass Ltd duly became a worldwide name.
Leaving the hot glass studio industry & AB Glass Ltd in 2016, I did so to bring long-term stability & controllability of the studio environment to my career & work.
I have spent the last 6yrs developing my kiln sandcasting method of creating glass sculptures. Which aims to be as environmentally responsible whilst creating sculptures in glass. This in itself has created many challenges along the way. Limiting my mould materials to 2 ingredients & water, cuts my wastage of our earth’s finite materials, any used is recycled infinitely as sieved ludo casting beds.
Having reacently found the elusive process for creating organic vessel forms in a kiln, I am now on the start of a journey into translating my process of creating textured panels into a vessel shape. Interpreting the lanscapes around me into colourations within my nature based forms. Embracing the serendipitous nature of colour control to create wonderful one off sculptures. 2023 is going to be an exciting voyage of discovery.