I began my journey in glass when starting BA(Hons) Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland. I fell in love with the material when I started my containers project and blowing glass. I have a wide range of interests within the medium and enjoy the beautiful and unique qualities of hot glass, considering myself as both a maker and a designer.I graduated from university in 2018, since then I have used every opportunity to broaden my knowledge and expand my skills.
In March to July this year I undertook a 4 month technical internship at North Lands Creative in Lybster, Scotland. Whilst there I learnt the ins and outs of running and maintaining a studio, using this knowledge to build my own mini furnace. I was able to work on new ideas inspired by the scenery, artists in residence and master craftspeople teaching classes.
I am currently interning in Ebeltoft, Denmark with Tobias Møhl and Trine Drivsholm from October to Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with such amazing artists as well as being in a rich and supportive glass community.
My most recent body of work is derived from a concept of irregular evolution; as if an entirely new environment has been discovered and I am studying the creatures and growth from it. I worked in collaboration with the Dr Lewis Bingle of the University of Sunderland Science department, to take samples from my course environment, especially the hot glass areas such as the blocks and blow pipe ends. We then grew these samples on agar plates and I extrapolated the designs and influences of my work from these studies.
If you were interested in your own custom piece of glass feel free to contact me with your inquiry.
The items for sale in the store can be made in specific colours to meet any requirements you might have. Please understand that this will incur an additional charge for purchase of colour and prototyping to meet your specific needs.
If you have an idea or design for something unique that you would like made don't hesitate to get in touch with me, we can discuss your idea in more detail.