A H Contemporary Glass Studio and Gallery - Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.
Open daily from Tuesday to Saturday. http://www.custardfactory.co.uk
Earlsdon Festival 2017, Coventry - Monday 1st May. http://www.earlsdonfestival.co.uk
mac Birmingham - Spring Craft Market. Sunday 7th May. https://macbirmingham.co.uk
I design and make contemporary glass art from concept to installation for a variety of different markets; these include artworks for galleries, corporate and private commissions, public commissions and interiors for the home and businesses. I am currently creating a twenty-four panelled glass installation for Coventry University, this will conclude my seven-year residency. I have recently relocated my studio to Birmingham’s creative hub ‘The Custard Factory’ where I have a working studio with a small gallery at the front to showcase my artworks.
I specialise in kiln-form techniques to create one off artworks, which have a handmade character. My award winning artworks ‘A Fine Line’ were featured in ‘Vogue’s Contemporary Collection’ for the home. These are constructed with 1mm glass stringers to create geo-metric patterns and abstract imagery. The relationship between glass, light and space is a key element in my studio practice; by using both transparent and opaque glass I can experiment with the transmitted and reflective light created by each artwork.
My black and white photography of modern architecture often initiates research and my studio practice has developed by utilising these images. The works of modern painters such as Mondrian and Rothko for their use of bold and vivid colours inspires me; the abstract nature of my art is a fusion of all these factors. I am currently developing a new gallery collection using my photography within the glass and next year I plan to focus more on working on large-scale commissions.