This year I'm sharing an exhibition venue with Vicky Cumming at her home in 10 Home Close, Wolvercote, site 154.
Because of the enforced nature of exhibition spaces this Artweeks, I'm exhibiting from a gazebo in Vicki's garden. Additionally, because of the severe wind forecast for the first few days, I'll be in my camper van on Vicky's drive till Thursday.
The two days I'm not present, Mon and Weds, there will be a display with some of my work on, left at our host Vicki's as she'll be open for the duration. Feel free to contact me with any queries you may have over pieces on display, other stock we may have or commissions.
We'll have more smaller pieces this year for obvious reasons but as usual I'm happy to take commissions for larger or other pieces.
The pictures shown on the gallery are a cross section of this years work and a full catalogue is available with the link above; there are about forty pieces in my exhibition this year
Because of the unusual nature of things this time, we'll be selling 'off the wall', so you are free to take the pieces you buy, with you on the day.
Additionally, we'll have information on our courses in fused glass which will be commencing late summer; dates already on the Glass Jewels website - www.glassjewels.co.uk
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Having completed a degree in fine art in 2006 I have mostly worked in layered fused glass since and occasionally mixed media paintings.
After lockdown last year I went to west Cornwall and did lots of walking and drawings around deserted beaches and coves. Once home I used the images and memories to make loose drawings of abstracted landscapes with a hint of being by the sea and water. I then start layering layers of glass with metals and coloured glass powder based on the composition of the drawings. The glass and metals are all heated together in my kiln at 820C to become one deeply layered piece once they return back to room temperature.
Once a piece is in the kiln I have to hope the work reflects the light of being by the coast and the depth of water as I can only fire them once so it is largely a blind process. I usually leave a little space in order to add some transparent acrylic paint in the final stage, to add to the richness of the piece, and this becomes sealed in during the framing process.
The glass waves are made similarly but the pieces get a second firing using a plaster mix 3D mould of a wave shape, that I make, to give the relief effect. Similarly to the flat pieces I am looking to get a loose feel with layers rather than a representational image of the sea.