Whether I am working with glass, with print, or with stitch, the recurring theme in my work is the interplay of light, surface and texture. Inspiration is drawn from the landscape, wide horizon and beautiful light of the estuary on which I live, and from the contrasts to be found at the boundaries of water, land and sky. Recycling plays a part in my work, whether I am using scraps of old textiles and found objects to create the texture and print which is then transferred into my glass pieces, or using recycled glass to create hanging decorations and my recycled bottle vases.

Selected Exhibitions

2018
‘Changes’ exhibition with the ReMix Creatives group at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire
2006 – 2017
Annual exhibitions with the TX Creative Textiles group at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire
2014
Designer Crafts at the Mall with the Society of Designer Craftsmen at the Mall Galleries, London SW1
2013
Contemporary Craft Open Exhibition at Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford
New Designers at the Business Design Centre, London N1
De-Junk, Re-Junk an exhibition by Merseyside artists using recycled materials at the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead
Glyndwr University Degree Show

Member of the Contemporary Glass Society.
Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Co-ordinator of the Wirral Open Studio Tour.

Qualifications

Oct 2010 – June 2013 BA (Hons) Design: Applied Arts (specialism: glass)
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Sept 2009 – June 2010 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead
Sept 2001 – June 2005 City & Guilds Diploma Creative Embroidery Parts I & II
Cajobah Gallery, Birkenhead
Oct 1982 – June 1985 BSc (Hons) Mathematics
University of Liverpool