I trained at Blackpool and the Fylde College. I live and work in St Annes on Sea, Lancashire.
For as long as I can remember I have ’made things’. It has come to be a standing joke between my daughters that they always receive something home-made for Christmas. What was it last year? Surprisingly, not a piece of glass !
Fusing glass was, for me, a natural progression from working with other media, including stained glass.
Much of my work has strong links to the sea and the coastline, from the very obvious colours and shapes of shells and waves to the more subtle juxtaposition of docks and beaches, and the way the incoming tide finds its way through the undulations in the sand.
One of my loves is walking in our stunning countryside and who could fail to be influenced by the ever-changing beauty of our mountains, woods, rivers and fields as they are affected by the shifting seasons and unpredictable weather!!
I design and make a range of tactile fused glass which is both functional and contemporary and which complements most interiors.
The range includes unique standard and table lamps with metal frames made to my own design, oak-framed tables with original fused glass tops, a range of bowls, platters, wall hangings and tiles for bathrooms and kitchens.
Each piece is made individually by hand and, although I may be able to produce similar pieces, each item is unique.
I welcome commissions and the opportunity to work with people to make pieces which suit them, their lifestyle and surroundings.