My passion for stained glass probably started as a child with memories of sitting in Bewleys Café in Dublin with my Mum eating a bun whilst staring entranced at the Harry Clarke windows with delicate exotic birds and luminescent colours.
It wasn’t until about thirty years later that I started studying stained glass as a hobby at the Glasgow School of Art, then after seven years I felt the need to take my artistic practice to the next level and enrolled full time at the City of Glasgow College on their excellent HND Art Glass Design & Production. Since then I have become a member of the Glasgow Glass Studio and have also gone full circle to become a part-time teacher at the Glasgow School of Art in their Open Studio courses.
At a fundamental level, drawing underpins all of my artistic practice and glass feels a very natural medium for me too explore. I continue to push my creative process, looking for new skills which I can introduce into my artwork. My work often takes inspiration from memories (both mine and others) and emotions.