I am a practising artist and I have been working with glass for 20 years after graduating with a degree in Applied Arts and Design (glass major) in 1998 followed by a Post Grad Secondary Teaching Dip 2000. I fly the flag for casting and the handmade at any opportunity I can.
I enjoy every stage of the casting process, particularly the beginning stage of carving the wax, making my mark and defining what will be the end form in crystal glass. Glass has a magic like no other material and I design the work to allow the material to speak - about light refraction, volume, space and emotion.
It is a long, unglamorous industrial process, that works within the constraints of gravity and long held casting rules to make glass melt and flow. However, there is a window of freedom to express yourself and capture light and transmit it like no other material. I think it is the material itself that keeps me curious, helps me create and drives me forward to learn more and to make beautiful things.
I enjoy passing on my skills to others.
BA Applied Arts and 3D Design (Glass Major), Post Grad Secondary Teaching Dipoma