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Kiln-Formed Glass Artist

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2005-2006 Higher National Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass at Westminster
Adult Education Centre London.
2004-2005 Advanced Kiln-formed Glass Project, Advanced B.Tec Diploma in Jewellery.
2003-2004 Professional Development Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass, B Tec Jewellery, Ring making, Enamelling, Stone-setting, Hollow-forming.
2002-2003 Westminster Adult Education Centre, B Tec Kiln Formed Glass Fusing, Slumping, Mould-making, Casting.

Awards and Grants

2007 Individual exhibition grant from The Digswell Arts Trust, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
2005 Setup grant from the Digswell Arts Trust.
2004 Awarded a Fellowship and studio by The Digswell Arts Trust.

Mentorship

2005/2006 With Rod McIntosh on “Artists Means Business II” Hertfordshire University.

Exhibitions

December 2008 Work exhibited in The Café Jello Gallery, Cambridge.
October 2008 A collaborative glass exhibition with the Stained Glass Museum Ely and The Angela Mellor Gallery Ely Cambridgeshire.
August 2007 “Glass Echoes” Glass Exhibition in the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London.
June 2007 Open Studios, Digswell Arts Trust, Stevenage, Herts.
November 2006 Open Studios, Digswell Arts Trust, Stevenage, Herts.
July 2006 “Crash Cool” Glass Exhibition at the Morley Gallery, London, final year HNC college exhibition.
September 2005 “Hertfordshire Open Studios”.
May 2005 Hertfordshire Open Exhibition at The Maynard Centre Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
August 2004 Bridport Open Art Competition, Bridport, Dorset. Entry Title “A Taste of the Future”

Artist Statement

Glass as a material fascinates me and I am drawn by its fragility, translucency and hidden strengths.
As a kiln -formed glass artist working in 3D and mixed media, I use the “lost wax” casting process which involves the making of wax models and moulds for casting glass.
My main work is conceptually based, using ideas and images which draw on places and events around me. Some of my current work has been related to my personal experiences and feelings. To date it has included the closure of the coal pits, consumerism and pollution, and my early childhood.
I also enjoy exploring textures and investigating the use of glass to create simple forms, (organic shapes, bowls, blocks and geometric shapes).
I currently have a studio with The Digswell Arts Trust in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, which was awarded in 2005, and have recently moved to Ely, Cambridgeshire where I am hoping to set up my own studio.