About the Artist
I've been a stained glass and mosaic artist for more than 15 years and have commissions in hospitals, public spaces and houses around the UK. I mostly produce residential glass to commission and have taught adults and children in both glass and mosaics.
I completed a (First Class Hons) Fine Art Degree in 1996 and my journey into stained glass began a few years later when I started evening classes for fun, which evolved into 4 years study to complete a Diploma in Glass. After moving to Bath I set up a large glass and mosaic studio near Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge where I still teach and produce work.
I specialize in leaded and painted work, and also have a large kiln for fused and slumped pieces, which I love to combine if possible. My fine art work has taken the directon of birds and and music at present, and I love the Art Nouveau style, but my commissions are always led by the client and can involve a myriad of different ideas, styles and historical relevance.
I invest a lot of time formulating my designs and compositions in order to balance available glass colours and opacity, which differs greatly from painterly skills, and which most hobbyist stained glass work lacks, weakening the outcome. I take the craftsmanship of my work very seriously and produce work of very high quality, from small repairs up to large architectural panels for public areas.
I am experienced at removing and installing glass and can take any potential clients through the process, from design through to installation, using realistic costings and comparisons.
I now work with two other Stained glass artists: Debbie Cowper and Liz Jewett, for larger commissions at my studio, so we can produce work at a quicker pace for commercial purposes. If you would like to see a portfolio of their joint styles, please look here and either contact me directly or through firstname.lastname@example.org.