SAT, JUL 8, 2017 MON, JUL 10, 2017
Crick Scarecrow Festival
I will be opening my studio from 11am to 3pm for both days of the village Scarecrow Festival.
THU, JUL 13, 2017 SUN, JUL 16, 2017
Patchings Art Festival
I will be talking about my jewellery and demonstrating my glass work at this lovely festival in Nottinghamshire. Come along and say hello.
A chance to see Art, Craft and Photography in action
whilst enjoying a great day out…
A chance to meet over 250 Artists, Photographers, Craft Makers
and Designers selling and demonstrating.
Hands-on-workshops, Demonstrations and Art Materials,
all set in 60 Acres of Nottinghamshire Countryside.
SAT, OCT 7, 2017 SUN, OCT 15, 2017
South Northamptonshire Art Trail
I will be taking part in the Art Trail again and this year I will be at Stoke Bruerne.
When I was a child, my father bought me a stone tumbler so that I could polish the pebbles that I had collected. It took weeks of tumbling but when they were shiny, I made them into pendants and wore them all the time. After art college I spent many years of working with glass on a much larger scale but I have recently started to make jewellery again, using tiny pieces of glass to add to my collection.
It is the glass that continues to intrigue me and I still consider myself a glass maker rather than a jeweller.
I create jewellery inspired by memories of beach combing and the pure joy of finding a perfect pebble.
I don't attempt to replicate the natural world but instead I hope to stir long forgotten memories of a slow, peaceful walk along the seashore.
I have always been intrigued by the natural colours and textures of the sea shore, by the wide horizons and the surface of the cliffs.
I use sheets of Bullseye handmade glass, fusing them together in a kiln at temperatures of over 800°C, combining transparent and opal glass with dichroic and iridescent layers to create jewels that catch the light and shimmer with every movement
...perfect for jewellery.
Although inspired by the coast, I make all my glass jewellery at home in rural Northamptonshire, a very long way from the sea.