The natural world on our planet is amazing and my passion is creating hand-painted glass pieces that express some of that beauty. It just does something deep inside me that I can’t really put into words and I love connecting with other people that get that same feeling. I am particularly obsessed with skies, trees and seas!
Every single piece I create is individually tinted, fired and hand-painted, which means that each one is a unique piece of glass art, even though it may only be a tiny suncatcher. Everything I make starts out as a large, flat sheet of clear glass and is then taken through a range of processes, including: cutting, drilling, grinding, tinting, hand-painting and several firings along the way.
I work in a tiny home studio near Bude in Cornwall, experimenting with glass powder and paint to create pieces which express my love of nature. Much of my inspiration comes directly from the South West countryside, where I walk my dog. I love the South West of the UK and it has been a long held dream to live near the coast – and I’m finally here! Lots of coastline, trees and beautiful sunsets to experience.
For me, the glass journey started with a simple copper-foiled leaf, a drawing of which is now my logo. These days, I don’t use sheets of coloured glass, but prefer to keep my waste to a minimum by tinting my own glass and painting for detail. I work mainly with painted and fused glass, but also love combining these methods with traditional leading to make larger, bespoke pieces.