In July 2011 I completed an MA in Glass at the University of Sunderland having previously graduated with a degree in 3D Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in hot glass.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of sources such as museology, ethnography and anthropology, and popular culture and film, my work aims to interpret my own experience of cultures, people and place whilst celebrating the medium of glass. My approach is two-fold, with my development of glass skills underpinned by research into my chosen subject area.
My most recent work is influenced by my reverence for the skill and aesthetic of the arts of Japan, and is also a personal interpretation of Japanese art and culture. By assimilating certain artistic tropes and ideals but combining these with non-traditional materials and decoration, the work contrasts tradition with modernity, reflecting my experience of modern Japan.