A love of the ocean and aquatic life has influenced a lot of my work; along with a passion for materials. From lost wax bowls created from an exploration of liquid wax, to tentacle based creatures escaping from rigid confines.
There has always been a fascination around glass, the way that it can manipulate colour and light as well as seemingly hold light and glow. Initiated from family walks on the beach in Norfolk, and the thrill of finding a blue piece, these small nuggets of colour were highly prized and a habit from my childhood.
My work explores the manipulation of colour and its placement and the way that it can be allowed to make its own patterns and shapes within. My love for colour is explored but also carefully applied so that it can be appreciated in its own right, and how the movement of the glass on the inside has been affected by the external shape and both are interconnected. The love of lost wax casting and the finish to the surface of the glass that it brings, is reminiscent of the beach glass found that started off my love for glass.
Max Jacquard/Angela Thwaites Core Casting course
De Montfort University BA(Hons) Design Crafts
Westminster Adult Education Service BTEC Glass Casting
Richmond Upon Thames College BTEC National Diploma in 3d Art and Design
Temp Assistant to Max Jacquard
Contemporary Glass Society online exhibition
Artists in Residence Show
Assisted in the set up of ‘Melt’ at London Glassblowing Gallery
Stanislav Libenský Award Exhibition, Prague Castle
Design Crafts Degree show
All Manner of Wonders – 2nd year show
Nominated for the Stanislav Libenský Award