tools of the trade
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I design my handmade glass in Leicestershire and hire a studio, Top Glass at the Jinney Ring near Droitwich to make my work.
All work is mouth blown and hand finished, making each piece unique.
I did a degree in Ceramics and Glass at DeMontfort University Leicester which I started in 2000 as a mature student of 50! Previously I had been a nurse before having and bringing up four children. I took up ceramics at an evening class and when my last child went to school decided to apply for Art College, something I had always wanted to do. I fully expected to continue with ceramics but in my second year got ‘bitten by the glass bug”.
My ideas are drawn from the natural world, in particular tropical plants with their luscious colours and shapes. From cacti to the deadly carnivorous Pitcher Plant, all these plant forms are a constant source of inspiration.
The unique EDEN hanging vases can be hung in large numbers in offices, restaurants and other spaces, or in smaller groups in a house or an apartment.
The design process is demanding and the discipline of design through making into marketing is essential. Working with hot glass is bewitching, addictive, challenging and often frustrating and a continuing learning curve. For commission work, time spent with the customer is both essential and enjoyable. The large range of colours allows choice and creativity in interior design projects for both corporate installations and individual clients.