Goldfinches everywhere

goldfinch reverse intaglio in glass, painted and gilded on reverse

One of the joys of working at home is the immersive soundscape provided by garden birds. Blackbirds, pigeons, blue, great and long-tailed tits, starlings, sparrows and goldfinches all contribute to the cacophany that forms the backdrop to my work. And oh the goldfinches. According to the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch they have had a particularly …

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 …