I have always been drawn to creative media that offer fluidity in form, initially experimenting with ceramics and now kiln formed glass to create 2D and sculptural forms. The intrinsic beauty inherent in glass has allowed me to explore the interplay of depth and perspective in my creations, particularly in multi-layered forms, as well as the use of imagery and surface textures. In developing my understanding of the properties of warm glass, I have also begun to adapt them to reflect other artistic techniques I enjoy exploring, such as drawing and painting.
My early arts background was in sketching and ceramics, but a chance encounter years ago with a glass fusing book piqued my interest in kiln formed glass. It took 20 years before I attended my first glass course and in 2013 I reconnected with this intriguing artform. Over the last three years I have completed several master classes and short courses to improve my glass making skills and knowledge, participated in group exhibitions and assisted in classes and public make-it days. I have a Masters’ degree in Professional Communication and while words have been my usual trade as a freelance writer, I now find these two passions intersect and inspire my work.
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