Introduction

I am passionate about drawing and enthralled by the illusive, reflective, illusionary quality of glass. I have been exploring the inter-weaving of these two threads for 25 years.


The challenge of working to commission on any scale for both public and private clients continues to intrigue me."


I began engraving glass as an experiment whilst studying for a BA Hons in Fine Art and English Literature. The brief flirtation quickly developed into a passion for this transpartent living medium. It offers endless possibilities, creating three dimensional illusions and altering the image as the quality and direction fo light changes. In 1982 I graduated, the guild of glass engravers accepted me as a craft member and i began to work free lance. I was elected a fellow of the guild in 1987 and a Brother of the Art Workers Guild in 1996. On glass I can indulge my love of drawing fromt the natural world, closely observing and capturing the fine detail and structure of botanical or architectural subjects. I enjoy working with textural and tonal variations. The discipline of lettering and heraldry also hold an enormous fascination. There are exciting opportunities to work on a variety of scale - anything from minute modelling on a paperweight or perfume bottle to the physical demands and design challenges of a pair of church doors. I relish the challenge.

Biography

Personal Profile: I began engraving at evening classes in 1980 whilst studying and began working as a Glass Engraver. Elected fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers 1987 and then I was accepted as a Craft Member by the Guild of Glass Engravers in 1982 and highly commended as First Time Exhibitor in 1983 National Exhibition. Lectures on behalf of the Guild delivered Guild lecture at 1995 conference at UCL. Participated in Guild annual spring lecture 1998 and 2002. Became the Chairman of the Guild of Glass Engravers 1998-2002. Elected Hon Vice President 2005 and I was elected as a Brother of the Art Workers Guild 1996. I have also acted as a teacher at Edward James Foundation, West Dean College and in local Adult Education. Education: Studied English Literature and Fine Art at the West London Institute of Higher Education for a London University BA Hons I graduated in 1982. Exhibitions: Exhibited in all Guild National Exhibitions since 1983 including: Pilingtons ( St Helens) 1990 Gallery 27 Cork St 2000 and 2002 Exhibition Organiser Guild exhibition Romsey Abbey 1998 Winner of Christopher Russell Lettering Prize 1998 and 2004 Exhibited Craft Movement 1994-1996 Demonstrated at Art in Action 1985-2000 Commissions Include: Ampleforth College BBC Chesea Physic Garden Civil Aviation Authority Eton College Hampshire County Council Hilliers Winchester College The Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral The World Meteorological Organisation. Work has been presented her Majesty the Queen Mother, the Sultan of Oman and the Duchess of Gloucester. Recently the Historic Royal Palaces commissioned a piece to present to her Majesty the Queen at a ceremony to mark the Tower Hill Improvement Scheme. Large Scale Work Includes: A window in the Dovecote Chapel at the Wessex Children’s Hospice Doors for All Saints Church Fulham Millennium Doors for the Minster at Ilminster Millennium windows for St John the Baptist Church, Boldre and St Peter’s Church, Hurstbourne Tarrant. Two panels for the Epiphany Chapel in Winchester Cathedral Two large screens and a pair of doors for St Nicholas Church Wickham

Contact details

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Image Gallery

You are my sunshine

Title: You are my sunshine

Media: Lead crystal

Description: This gold flashed perfume bottle suggested its own subject. The sun is accompanied by the words 'You are my'. There is a further sunburst on the stopper.

Dandelion seed head

Title: Dandelion seed head

Dimensions: Height 197cm, Width 95cm each

Media: 6.4 laminate

Description: A small detail from a window designed and engraved for the Wessex Children's Hospice. The six panes (each measuring 60 x 60cm) are full of imagery chosen to suggest freedon and flight

Ancestral seats

Title: Ancestral seats

Dimensions: Height 197cm, Width 95cm each

Media: Lead Crystal

Description: Inspired and influenced by a visit to Tintinhull. This piece allowed me the luxury to explore textural variations and three dimensional illusion. The ancestors appeared one hot afternoon.

Pair of panels for the Epiphany Chapel  Winchester Cathedral

Title: Pair of panels for the Epiphany Chapel Winchester Cathedral

Dimensions: Height 197cm, Width 95cm each

Media: 6mm white glass

Description: These panels were commissioned to celebrate the union between Winchester Cathedral and six other Ecumenical and Communion partners. I used the vine to link their varied emblems.

Pair of glass doors for All Saints  Fulham

Title: Pair of glass doors for All Saints Fulham

Dimensions: Height 197cm, Width 95cm each

Media: Toughened glass 120mm

Description: Designed to be read from both sides and to frame the view. I have used Christian symbolism appropriate to the Thames-side setting. Engraved with a combination of drill and sandblast.