Plymouth University College of Art and Design 1998 HND 3D Design in Glass and Ceramics
Farnham University College of Art and Design 2000 BA 3 D Design in Glass
I studied ceramics and glass at Plymouth University College of Art and Design, and glass at Farnham University College of Art and Design. I have been a practicing artist for 20 years mainly making colourful lamps, bowls, and abstract sculptures out of glass.
While at Plymouth art college I invented a new technique for fusing glass together which means I can make fused 3D glass sculptures using a mold, the glass structures can be horizontally or vertical and can be as thin as 1mm without air pockets occurring.
Last year I totally changed direction by making colourful ceramic sculptures. I like colour;
Each one of my sculptures has two sides to them like a two-page book, and each one has a true story behind them. Some of my ideas come from various people I have known over the years. Recently I have been focusing on life, the universe and everything, political, the news and things rattling around inside my head. The sculptures are mainly ceramic, I also use gold and silver leaf, liquid gold and silver, resin, paper, and jewelry. My ceramics sculptures have been described as philosophical quirky Pop Art some humorous, but some more