This collection includes some of my most recent pieces, exploiting the characteristics of fused coloured glass, special coatings and forms of firing. I enjoy using strong colours. The two exhibition sites I am involved with will show a wider variety of my work, much of which is geometric, involving careful cutting and assembling. The Mondrian-inspired dish for instance uses over 40 separate hand cut pieces of glass sheet and rod and is not a copy of any specific piece of his work (as far as I know), but is designed using a graphics package (Inkscape) to try out potential combinations of colour, size and position, until I find something I like.
The smaller items in this collection use spare bits of leftover glass also specially cut, assembled and fused to create te ifnal object.
Fused glass is a post-retirement interest and craft activity, developed following courses in 'warm' glass (i.e. working with glass temperatures between about 600-800 degrees in special firing kilns), and stained glass. As a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild (https://www.ocg.co.uk/), I have shown my work at many exhibitions, but mainly at our Christmas Exhibition in Woodstock and Art Weeks sites in Oxfordshire.
I get enjoyment from experimenting and seeing the outcomes, not always predictable and sometimes costly (the glass I use is shipped over from the USA), but also from talking to visitors who have an interest in the work.
I am contactable via email and via the Guild.