This is my first year taking part in Oxfordshire Artsweeks and I am very excited to be exhibiting here at Great Coxwell along side all these talented artists.
At the moment I am enjoying making colourful drop bowls. These are made from a mixture of powdered and sheet glass.The use of powders enables patterning, texture and shade variation not possible using sheet glass alone.
Please come along and see our exhibition in this beautiful, historic village where you will also have a chance to get lunch or tea and explore the ancient Tithe Barn.
I have always loved glass, no other substance has the same ability to transmit and reflect light and colour the way glass does. I love the depth and variety of colour and texture that can be achieved using glass.
I started working with glass by making leaded-glass panels about 20 years ago. Then 10 years ago I was lucky enough to have a studio built in the garden, which enabled me to get a kiln so I could also experiment with fused glass. This opened up whole new avenues of possibilities - I don’t believe that I will ever stop being excited by learning about and making glass art. No two pieces ever turn out the same, each is unique.
Currently I am creating decorative fused bowls using powdered and sheet glass to explore colours, patterns and texture. Glass like no other media allows the reflection and transmission of light, enhancing the vibrant colours. Before retiring I worked as a research scientist, now I experiment in glass - the possibilities are endless !