exhibiting at: Eglinton Place, Ayr, KA7 1JQ
I am amazed by the beauty and colours of art glass available to the artisan
The Artists bio
My adventures into the mysterious world of fused glass began after attending Glasgow School of Art’s workshops in Glass Techniques and their summer workshop in Glass Fusing. I was hooked. My studio was completed in January 2015 and the techniques of traditional lead work, glass fusing and kiln formed glass have inspired me to develop unique window panels, bowls and artwork. I continue to attend the School workshops to exchange ideas and further develop technique. I am amazed by the beauty and colours of art glass available to the artisan and hope that this love can be passed on to others who see them. Inspiration is drawn from the natural world and I seek to interpret views of nature and the wider world into the medium of glass.
My artistic skills are an evolving process in the transfer from a working life in administration, management and educational finance through to one of practical production of items reflecting on the use of the metamorphosed sand into a tangible and lasting product. I have always been a practical person seeking to find solutions and solve problems in creative ways. The production of items in glass allows me to continue to use these skills, albeit on a very different platform
Following courses in glass painting and the production of glass pattern bars, I am currently exploring these techniques in the production of unique pieces of glass moulded to form bowls and plates.
I use glass painting, metal inclusions and incorporate natural geodes to produce leaded panels and window hangings for use in interior decoration and will be continuing these processes to take glass into the garden in panels which, I hope, will reflect and enhance nature’s own many colours.
I have recently entered into the commercial world with a local shop taking my pieces to a wider audience. This has already resulted in a series of commissions extending my repertoire.