I was born in Dudley in the heart of the Black Country. I have always been associated with the ceramics industry. After leaving school I trained as a ceramic artist then in 2001 I joined Richard Golding, who now runs Station Glass in Leicestershire, who introduced me to Cameo glass and the techniques of engraving.
I visited the Cameo room at Broadfield Glass museum and I was enthralled by the precise carving and the ability to create such wonderful works of art, the Woodall’s were my main inspiration.
An associate fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers my techniques involve the use of sandblasting and high pressure flexidrive drill which produce fabulous, individually decorative pieces that are both unique and sort after by enthusiasts and aficionados worldwide.
Much of my inspiration is from the natural world – in particular plant and animal life – changing seasons. My Enamelled pieces are completely hand painted and fired in a kiln. Most of my work is done to commission and every piece is unique.
I excited to announce that I am now working & demonstrating in the activity room at the Stourbridge Glass Museum, High St, Wordsley, DY8 4FB
All pieces are signed and dated with a certificate of authenticity.
A project was recently launched to create a 21st Century replica of the famous Portland Vase. The project was the result of a conversation between Ian Dury and myself.