Domestic Gospels to Essex Crystals; looking back

I've put together some images and text to give a sense of my work and how it's developed since 2006 when I graduated. I started with Domestic Gospels and Corner of My Eye - both presented for my Degree Show and at Batch, an exhibition that was part of the International Festival of Glass that …

Essex Crystal Project – the work and the stories

essex crystal reverse intaglio showing girl and budgie

Companions, or Self Portait with Budgie: I had a budgie as a child. It lived in my room and would nestle against my neck and nibble my ear. I loved that budgie My Essex Crystal Project presents a sort of personal mythology. It combines fragments of family snaps, strange creatures and classical references into strange …

New Directions, Essex Crystals and the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2019

A journey into Essex Crystals - work in progress For some time I’ve been looking for a new direction for my work. I often find that making art is like trying to write a poem when you don’t even know the language you’re writing in. Or a bit like bashing out a series of one-liners. …