Celebrating bright and beautiful glass art, this exhibition is influenced by the play of sunlight reflected through colour. I am inspired by light, capturing passing moments of colour from the garden, landscapes and water. I permanently preserve the transience of garden flowers and rippling streams in glass form. To do this, I cut and shape mosaics of glass, which are then formed in a kiln to create detailed and brightly coloured bowls, window-hangings, clocks and lanterns of various sizes. This is all created in a cosy, peaceful garden studio.
After a career in education, I strongly believe in lifelong learning and still love to experiment, exploring new skills and ideas. I never thought that I would enjoy power tools and melting things this much when I was 18! I have been fusing glass for about six years, since I attended a summer school and was hooked on the first day, but this is the first time I have exhibited in Oxfordshire. I have recently been investigating the ancient Pâte de Verre technique which is thought to have been used from at least around the time of the Egyptians. It involves stepping into the field of custom-made plaster casts and beautiful fine granules of glass and I am very excited about the potential this new technique holds for my art.