I have been passionate about glass and the history of glassmaking since 1972. I started glassblowing in 1977 on my arts degree foundation course in South Yorkshire. In 1982 I graduated with a BA Honours degree in Glass with Ceramics from Stourbridge College of Technology and Art. I combine traditional and contemporary techniques to craft new forms and use colour to evoke emotion, good Karma, and feelings of wellbeing.
"Combining old with new techniques to make an original piece of glass defines the 2000 years old tradition of glassblowing. It is a continuous chain, I am a link in that chain."
There is an energy that is both emotionally satisfying and magical, that comes from using the elements of fire, earth, air, and water to create new forms in glass that you can see, hold, enjoy and keep. The forces of nature ensure each piece is individual and unique
I have lived, and worked in the voluntary sector, in Liverpool since 1994. In 2019 my passion for glassblowing was rekindled. Liverpool Bay Hotshop was formed in 2020 during lockdown and has taken 9 months to build.
Owner at Liverpool Bay Hotshop
BA (Hons) Glass, Stourbridge 1978-82
Techniques and Technology of Glass,
The Glass Centre, Brierley Hill 1982-83