I make weird things. Strange, occasionally hallucinatory, creations of glass and other media. They’re a starting point for conversations about the weird and wonderful, glass and glassiness, the power of the object to evoke a personal response and the tension between the things that define and shape us, and the need to escape those things.
My work is always meticulously crafted, and tends to provoke curiosity and an urge to reach out and touch. What I really want to do in creating these objects is to step for a moment into another reality, and by doing that to look back on the everyday one with new eyes.
I have exhibited nationally, including at the prestigious British Glass Biennale in Stourbridge, Broadfield House Glass Museum and in the Corning New Glass Review. See a selected list of exhibitions below.
‘Discuss’ at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
‘Glass Glamour’ at Quenington Old Rectory
Glass Glamour at Breeze Art Fair, Cornwall
‘Is It Useful?’ at Unit 12 Gallery, Staffordshire,
‘Tempest’ at the International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge. Final venue (in memory of instigator and curator Diana East) of this international touring show.
Research showcase of work on Essex Crystals at National Glass Centre
‘Vessel’ and ‘Celebrations’: Contemporary Glass Society shows at Vessel Gallery and the International Festival of Glass
Stitch Your Brain at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire
International Glass Prize 2015: The Process, GlazenHuis Museum, Lommel, Belgium
Wish You Were Here, The International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge
Glass, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
The British Glass Biennale 2012, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge.
Snakes and Ladders, Befry Arts Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk.
Crafted, Huyton Gallery, Knowsley.
Chase Charity Auction, The Royal College of Art, London.
Shakespeare themed exhibition, The Craft Shop at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
The British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge.
Essence, The Glass Art Gallery, London.
Transformations: Furniture in Glass, Broadfield House Glass Museum.
Reflexivity, Cambridge Galleries, Whittlesford, Cambridge.
Glass and Ceramics – a four person show at the Pyramid Gallery, York.
Glass Echoes 2, at the Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras, London.
Tempest – a touring show at Creative Glass, Zurich, GAS Conference, Corning USA; Studio 34, Rochester USA; ISGB conference, Miami, USA; La Journee de la Perle de Verre, Sars Poteries, France and more.
Glass Routes: Wolverhampton to China at the Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton.
Tempest at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Side by Side at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
The British Glass Biennale at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands.