2004-2007 Edinburgh College of Art, Design and Applied Arts Glass
2003-2004 Chelsea College of Art Foundation
2000-2003 University of Western Ontario BA, English
he challenge of combining copper with glass is a fascinating endeavour with surprising which constantly inspires. The world of making glass and incorporating copper into is theme within my work from thick to paper thin the copper takes different forms most often incorporated hot, but sometimes attached after the making process
Recent collections are filled with vibrant colours with twisting copper running through the pieces. Inspiration comes through the form and texture of copper on the surface of the glass and through discovering new ways to develop techniques of working with copper and glass.
As an artist making work about landscape,
the notion of ’Time ‘ became a particular focus. Walk anywhere in the British Isles and you soon become aware of our rich human and natural history, a land strewn with remnants and fragments of the past.
The main references for my work come from varied archaeological sources, maps, aerial photographs, land surfaces, museum and private collections, text and book forms. The presentation of objects in museums, displayed behind glass is of particular interest. In this context I see my work, the images, the objects, the mount and the frame being perceived and made as a total entity, a place in its own right. ‘A site for imaginative possibilities.’ MW
2011- Studio set up in Scotland
2011 Shunji Omura, “Methods of Molten Madness” Pilchuck Glass School.
2007 – 2011 Aaronson Noon Studio, Hot glass experience assisting Edward King and Adam Aaronson.
2005-6 Dockyard Glass Glass apprenticeship in a 5 person team
July 2004 Abate Zanetti, Murano, Italy, 2 week glass course with Fabio Fornasier
May 1997 Christie’s Auction House, Student Intern
2013 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate
2012 2D/3D Christmas Show, Assembly rooms, Edinburgh
2012 Made London, Marleybone, Ldn
2012 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
2012 Tent London, London Design Festival
2011 One Stop Shop, Masterworks, Bermuda
2011 Angel Christmas Fair, London
2011 Great Western Studios, Guest exhibitor Christmas Show, London
2011 Islington Contemporary Art and Design, London
2010 Zest Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, London
2009 Art London, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
2007 New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington
2007 Degree Show, ‘forces of nature’, Edinburgh College of Art
2006 Crystal World, Outdoor Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art
2005 Third Year Exhibition, Sculpture Court, ECA
2004 Crystal World, Outdoor Exhibtion, ECA