At the core of my work is a desire to record tension, gravity and energy flow through strong line and distinct form. Conceptually I draw on man’s complex relationship with nature and merge these ideas with the qualities and limits of the material. Recent work looks at theories of light and gravity as presented by physicists and how these affect our perception of natural forces. Materials such as glass, paper and plastic allow me to work with elasticity, transparency and light in expressing the energy present in constructed form. There is a distinctive element of self-forming in my processes, adding a sense of spontaneity and movement to the work. Other processes incorporate periods of research into scientific concepts, collaboration or site-specific work. My practice includes sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking and I have an MA Art and Science from UAL Central Saint Martins London (2018) and I was artist in residence at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL) from 2018-2019. At my studio in Surrey, I teach glass-making courses and have completed public and private commissions, including for the National Trust and private building developments. My work is in private collections in the UK and internationally and in 2017 I won the Installation Category for the National Open Art Prize.
CV & Education
Qualifications – 2018 MA Art and Science at UAL: Central Saint Martins (Distinction), 2018 – 2011 Guildford College PTLLS Certificate to teach adult learners – 2005 BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design in Glass (First Class) University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey UK
Qualifacations – 2018 MA Art and Science at UAL: Central Saint Martins, London (Distinction), 2018 – 2011 Guildford College PTLLS Certificate to teach adult learners – 2005 BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design in Glass (First Class) University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey UK – 1983 BA in Graphic Design California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, USA
Selected Exhibitions – 2019 Emerging Cosmic Landscape, solo exhibition Lumen Gallery, London – 2019 Inspired, London Glassblowing Gallery, London – 2019 Affordable Art Fair London (Hampstead) – with Made in Arts London – 2019 Origins CERN with Art@CMS, Geneva, Switzerland – 2018 ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London – 2018 New Beginnings, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, UK – 2017 National Open Art Exhibition, London
Awards/Competitions – 2017 National Open Art 2017, Installation Prize winner, London – 2015-2018 ING Discerning Eye, competition exhibition, London – 2015 Craft Emergency competition finalist, Portsmouth, UK – 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, long-listed artist, York UK
Residencies – 2018-2019 Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL), artist-in-residence, Surrey, UK, funded by Arts Council England – 2019 Lizard Point Residency, organized by Mayes Creative and Lumen London, Cornwall UK – 2018 Awarded the UAL: Art in the Environment Residency at Boisbuchet, France – 2017 The Cube London, artist-in-residence with em-em collective from Central Saint Martins London – Lumen Atina, artist-in-residence, organised by Lumen Studios London in Atina, Italy
Significant Commissions – Unravelleing The Vyne, Hampshire, site-specific glass commission for National Trust House, curated by Unravelled Arts, June 2013 to January 2014 –National Trust: Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, two interactive sculpture commissions for the Fox Talbot museum gardens installed to June 2014 – Lisa she regularly produced private commissions since 2005