I make blown glass vessels with strong sculptural qualities.
My inspiration is often some small detail in nature, such as a seed pod or a fish's fin.
Continuing themes in my work are the relationship between the interior and exterior of a vessel and decoration that is integral to the form.
Many pieces have an intensely worked exterior surface and rim. This is achieved by meticulous and time consuming cutting, by hand, using a traditional lathe. Each unique piece is then sandblasted and acid dipped to create a soft satin texture, which is beautifully tactile.
As a maker I experience the hot material as soft and luminous and I try to preserve these qualities in the finished work. By layering transparent and opaque colours, I create vibrant and translucent objects that change with natural light, through the day.