I was first introduced to glass work in 1982 when I was living in Ottawa, Canada and took a stained glass evening course at my local school. In 2000 I was visiting a friend in California and she introduced me to fused glass work. I was instantly hooked! Since then I have experimented with a variety of fused glass techniques and honed my cutting and cold working skills, however, it wasn’t until 2014 that I set up my home studio and imported a beautiful array of Bullseye glass from Portland, Oregon, USA.
All my glass art is made by carefully layering pieces of transparent and opaque coloured sheet glass, granules, powder and thin strings of glass. The piece is then fired at over 800 degrees Celcius for up to 24 hours, cold worked, cleaned and put back into the kiln to be formed (slumped) into a specific shape such as a bowl, platter, sushi tray or other specific form.
I make items from small tiles to large panels for a variety of domestic and architectural spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, offices, or commercial establishments. I can produce individual pieces up to 990mm x 600mm, or multiples of other sizes to form an installation.