“As a child I was fascinated by sculpture and loved oil paintings with thick blobs of paint that I could run my fingers over. I often got into trouble for touching artwork in museums! This love of touch and texture is behind my desire to create work that engages the senses.

I feature glass in the pieces I make and utilise a variety of kiln forming techniques to achieve texture, actual or implied, that allows light to play off the surface and give depth and feeling to my work. I use glass for its versatility but I incorporate many other materials within it. Glass can convey fragility or strength. The juxtaposition of glass with materials such as wool, silk, wax and metals can exploit and enhance such contrasts.

Much of my inspiration comes from the natural world: organic forms, the human body, plants, seeds, pods and even cellular images.”