I am a Glass Artist living and working in North Wales. I studied Applied Art/Architectural Glass at N.E.W.I and gained a 1st Class Hons. Degree.
My work is inspired by the landscape around me, the forests, mountains, skies and also the small details- the shapes and textures of lichen, moss, ferns, trees leaves and the dappled light coming though them. Wales is a wild, raw and rich landscape which my soul feels deeply connected to. I want to try to capture this in my work- my way of seeing. I am fascinated by the ever changing light and the magical qualities this gives the plants and trees within the landscape.
The thing which is endlessly fascinating to me in glass is the layers and how I can create so much depth and detail. I am constantly experimenting with samples and use pieces I have made almost like collage, layering and remaking so they work together.
Recently working as Artist in Residence at The Walton Neurological Centre- A Bluecoat Display Centre and Arts Council project, I have been inspired by microscopic plant and human biological structures and see my work developing and continuing with these themes into the future.
I have recently been rewarded an Arts Council of Wales grant to research and develop my project ‘Gardens of the Mind’. I will be accessing primary research and imagery at The Walton Centre Pathology laboratories and also Bangor University’s Herbarium collection. Rhian Haf, glass artist, is my creative mentor and I will show the outcomes of my project in small exhibitions in Craft in the Bay and Ty Pawb in 2019.
I am a member of the Guild of Makers in Wales- Craft in the Bay, and was a finalist in the Glass category of Selected Makers 2016.
Please my list of stockists, exhibitions and events, although you are very welcome to come to my studio to see my work. Please contact me beforehand so we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
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Images- David Jones Photography/Simon Bruntell/Leon Bowen