I started out as an art historian, with a specialism in 20th century art and design. Later in life, while I was pursuing my career in education, I was inspired by working with resident artists to explore my own art-making. I joined the Part-time Foundation Course at Banbury and enjoyed every minute. Seduced by glass, I continued my studies at Bucks New University (Ceramics and Glass) and Central St Martins (Architectural Glass).
Now that I have a studio again, I have returned to working in fused glass, creating translucent hangings, panels and dishes. I also make stained glass panels, to be hung in a window or set into a window or door frame.
I like to fuse medieval and contemporary techniques: I paint on the glass in the traditional way and then draw into the dark to create imagery, pattern and texture; I also incorporate scanned imagery fired onto the glass using decals.
In this way I can work in both glass and print, combining my love of glass, colour and light with my interest in print and photography.
I am a member of Charlbury Art Society, and West Ox Arts, where I work part-time as the Gallery Manager, Exhibitions.