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 structures within nature. The trees and plants in the landscape around me, in particular the small details- the shapes and textures of lichen, moss, ferns, and leaves. The Arts Council of Wales Research and Development grant I received last year has allowed me to develop and further my practice by researching, drawing and creating experimental glass work concerned with investigating the visual and physical correlation between structures and micro-structures within plant and human biology. This project is in collaboration with Bangor University’s Herbarium, Walton Centre’s Neuroscience Laboratories and mentor Glass Artist- Rhian Haf.
The combination of these ambiguous and fascinating structures which could describe human and plant forms, brings together all of life- from a neuron to the structure of algae, to trees and river beds. By blending these forms and focusing on their beautiful detail, their mystical similarities- I feel I am communicating the spirituality which nature gives me, the forms, the colours, the beauty and the light.
I am fascinated by light, the magical qualities and atmosphere this can give the plants and trees within the landscape. Also the way it moves through glass, reflects, creates shadows. I aim to capture this magic, this ethereal quality, my way of seeing, in my work.
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.
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