“Originally I studied biochemistry, taught in Primary schools and when I retrained as an applied artist at Glyndwr University in 2006, I rediscovered the challenge of experimentation. I now work with a clear coloured fusing glass, creating colours and surface textures in wall panels and garden sculptures.
“During the last ten years the opportunity to travel and explore different cultures and its wildlife has been the start of my inspiration. Digital photographs and quick sketches have inspired my designs. By recreating them in glass it seems to add meaning and celebrate the success of the places and things we have seen.
“Recent pieces celebrate flourishing birdlife due to clever management of once neglected rivers, thriving reed beds and water meadows both in this country and abroad.
“I use a fine powdered glass, suspended in a liquid that enables me to sketch on the glass. Alongside I can layer coloured glass and fine copper wire. The work is fused at 800 degrees celsius and takes 24 hours in the kiln.”