I produce lampwork beads, stained glass structures and 3 dimensional copper and glass sculptures. I view my glass work as an evolving art form and employ a variety of techniques to achieve the finished pieces. These techniques include kiln formed glass, copper foil stained glass techniques and lampworking. Lampworking is also known as flameworking, it is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fuelled torch to melt glass rods and tubes.
It was a small part time job in a local stained glass studio in 1995 that resulted in a complete change in direction for my work. Originally I trained in textiles specialising in embroidery at Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) and I believed my career lay firmly with this medium. It didn't take long for the glass to take up residence in my work space and consume my thoughts. Copper foil stained glass was my main work for many years until I became aware what was possible with a kiln in 2002. A weekend course in lampworking opened my eyes further and finally gave me the opportunities for the detail I was looking for.
Please visit my website for further information about my work.
Year Established: April 2008
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