I am now in my 20th year of working with glass and I am still excited on a daily basis by the brilliance and translucency of the material and its ability to manipulate and cast light.
In these 20 years I have developed a wide range of glass art skills and services. My preferred specialisms are painted stained glass panels and 3 dimensional glass casting. While I am developing my professional portfolio through personalised, customer led commission work I am also developing my artistic practice by undertaking a BA (Hons) Art and Design.
My stained glass panels comprise largely of people and pet portraiture coupled with personalised decorative elements that add narrative to the subject. The paint work is enhanced by my use of acid etched, hand blown, flash glass; the two methods combining to create a pleasing aesthetic of shape and colour.
I am currently engaging with college's and secondary schools to develop pupil workshops aimed at introducing them to glass as an art medium and to promote art glass as a further and higher education option.
2019 '9', The Engine Shed, Stirling
2019 Scottish Glass Society 'Celebration!' Exhibition
2019 Forth Valley College Degree Show
2018 Scottish Glass Society & Contemporary Glass Society ‘Glorious Glass’
2018 City of Glasgow College End of Year Show
2018 Craftex Exhibition, Glasgow
2017 Scottish Glass Society ‘Heritage’ Exhibition
2017 Craftex Exhibition, Glasgow
2017 City of Glasgow College End of Year Show
2018 John Mather Trust Enterprise Competition Winner
2018 Art Glass Lecturer’s Best in Show
2018 The Quilter Cheviot Award for Excellence & Innovation
2018 Craftex Stained Glass Panel: Advanced
2018 The Scottish Glass Society Travel Award
2017 The Incorporation of Wrights Award of Excellence
2017 Craftex Stained Glass Panel: Non- Advanced
2017 Industry Practical Development Award
2019 – present University of Stirling
BA Honours Art & Design
2018 – 2019 Forth Valley College, Stirling
BA Art & Design
2016 – 2018 City of Glasgow College, Glasgow
HND in Glass Design /HND in Glass Production