Most of my inspiration comes from my natural surroundings, taking colour, pattern and texture to relate in one form or another into my work. My previous experience prior to becoming a fused glass artist was in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, having completed both my HND and BA Hons Degree. I also trained as a Secondary School teacher in the specialism of Design and Technology. All of these experiences influence my work. My love of metal work is incorporated into my glass through delicate wire worked forms and the use of metal leafs to create organic effects with the reactive elements within the different coloured glasses.
My work comes in a variety of forms from wall art, splash backs, to large decorative bowls. Glass and its very special qualities means that don’t feel restricted to one particular style, for example some objects I will sandblast back to reveal its true colours, in detail, whereas others I leave its glorious shine, it just depends on what I feel is needed with each individual piece I produce.