These pieces are part of a range of my work, each being an experiment in glass. The pieces can explore design inspired by other artists, Mondrian and Paul Klee in particular, or exploiting the very varied coloured or patterned glass sheets that are available from a particular company.
The Mondrian-inspired and similar pieces are inspirations and never copied and are based on initial experiments using computer graphics initial designs. The design is transferred to hand cutting and assembling 16 separate main pieces plus 10 black line pieces. A number of the other pieces reflect my interest in working with line, rectangle, opacity and containment in a medium more commonly associated with translucence and flow.
I also like using some of the special forms of glass, particularly metal coated iridised glass, seen in a number of pieces and the line and confetti designs pre-embedded in clear glass.
These pieces are intended to display part of the range of my work. Some of the items are not for sale but similar can be made to request. I also undertake commissions on a staged basis - each stage of the process is confirmed with the purchaser before proceeding. Contact via email below.
I am a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild and have exhibited in a number of their Christmas Exhibitions in the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Some of my pieces have also been in the OCG Virtual Gallery. I have also exhibited in Art Weeks exhibitions, both an individual exhibitor or as part of a group showing at St Barnabas in Jericho.
While I have had a long-term interest in glass and visited London-based workshop exhibitions and inevitably, Murano in Venice, working with glass is a post-retirement occupation. It involves using sheet glass, creating collages and then firing at different temperatures to produce what is required, with final forming - slumping - using a ceramic mould to give a 3-dimensional shape if required.
I have also created stained glass door panel and would consider commissions stained or fused developed from pieces in the exhibition or responding to commissioning ideas. Contact via email below.