I am a glass artist, having re-trained following many years working with more conventional materials such as pencil and collage.
After becoming interested in glass, in 2011 I applied for and won the Ashton Hill Award - a training award given by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. The award is a ten week funded placement in a noted stained glass studio. I took up my award at Barley Studio in York and worked on stained glass restoration projects as well as further exploring glass painting and design.
Having explored stained glass techniques, I now apply them to my artistic practice, regularly exhibiting and accepting commissions for both architectural and artistic commissions. I am currently working mainly in mosaic and developing techniques such as 3D mosaic sculptures. I have been fortunate enough to have been commissioned to make pieces for sculpture trails and exhibitions as well as for private clients. I continue to explore the possibilities with glass as a medium and have recently started using fused glass pieces in my mosaics following a successful application to the Eaton Fund for funding towards the cost of a kiln.
I am based at Gatehouse Arts in Harlow.
CV & Education
Studio: Studio 31, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow, Essex.
2017: 3rd Prize, Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass (Architectural Glass Artist of the Year), Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
2014: Prize for Presentation, Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass (Architectural Glass Artist of the Year), Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
2011: Ashton Hill Award, The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
10 week funded placement at Barley Studios, York – a design and restoration studio.
2015: Cullin Hills architectural mosaic glass window commission, private client.
2013: Leaves architectural mosaic glass window commission, private client.
2012 -13: Stargazing, Mottisfont Abbey near Portsmouth
The National Trust. Commissioned mosaic panel for sculpture trail.
2018: Harlow Open 2018, Gibberd Gallery (Commended)
2017: Past Futures, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow
2017: New Works II, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow
2015: Bits and Pieces, Contemporary Glass Society online exhibition
2014: Art in the Garden at the Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, nr Romsey
2013: Death and Decadence, The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London
2013: Par-al-lax, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2013: Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2009/10/11/12/13: Sydenham Arts Festival, Sydenham
2010: South London Women Artists at the Bankside Gallery, London
2009: In-House – The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2009: New to DACS, The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2008: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
First Biennial RBSA Open Portrait Award, Birmingham
2008: The Society of Women Artists – 147th Anuual Open Exhibtion, Mall Galleries
2008: Romance – The Kowalsky Gallery, Clerkenwell
2007: Stick*Stamp*Fly, Gasworks, Vauxhall
2007: Arts Unwrapped, Open Studio event
2006: The Empire’s Christmas Art Fair: The Empire Gallery, East London
2006: ‘Tri Summer Fest’- Pepperton Gallery, Croydon
2006: ‘In Quest’ – Pepperton Gallery, Croydon
2012: Architectural Glass Level 4 Workshop in Painting with Silver Stain and Enamels, School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
2011: Architectural Glass Level 4 Workshop in Glass Painting, School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
2010: Stained Glass Workshop, CEL, Lewisham
2010: Glass Engraving, Morley College
2010: Stained Glass Repair, CEL, Lewisham
1997 – 01: BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems Design (Multimedia pathway), Kingston University
1995 – 97: Advanced GNVQ Information Technology, Croydon College
1984 – 86: Btec General Art and Design, Croydon College
2017: Selection and curatorial team, various exhibitions, Gatehouse Arts, Harlow
2016: Tutor – copper foil workshop, Artshed, Ware
2009/10/11: Curator, various sites for Sydenham Arts Festival