My artistic practice explores the use of colour, line and repeating patterns to express visual movement and flow. I design and create two-dimensional glass patterns which are further shaped and formed into even more stunning three-dimensional works of art. Each of my pieces is a process of discovery, which I want the viewer to experience when looking at the work. I create art as a social engagement which provides me with an opportunity to learn about new subjects, explore new ideas and concepts, and share these experiences with others and in doing so, have a more rewarding and interesting life.
Pretty things that belong together.
Intricate fused glass patterns composed of glass threads.
Made to brighten up your year.
Tupos is a biblical greek word for pattern and molded. My Tupos was created from a selection of glass pattern bars which were allowed to flow and take shape within molds in the kiln.
Playful selection of delicate vessels.
A selection of three of drop out vessels which helped me on the path to graduation.
Things that make you say Ooooo Ahhhhh
The small jar, compossed of glass murrine, in the center of the display represents my "Thought Box". The thought box is where you can safely store your positive and negative emotions. The six kaleidoscopic bowls represent my unseen world that is contained within my thought box. The thought box explores my world as an artist with aphantasia. Only through the creative process am I able to visualize what my mind's eye cannot see.
Expressive contempary fused glass drop outs.
Vitrigraph inspired drop out vessel.
This fused glass powder piece was a winner in the AUArts President's Student Exhibition 2019 and was purchased by AUArts for the President's collection. Volcano was created to represent the power and beauty of one our world's most destructive and powerful forces.
I Will Return
Ceramic Wood Fired Pots
The pandemic cut short plans and opportunities for many people. This vessel was one of the last ceramic pieces that I was able to produce at AUArts, however the piece also demonstrates the rich beauty and opportuniities that are formed from fire, ash and perseverance.
Visual Eye Candy
Celebrating the beauty in all people. Glass, like people, can have beautiful curves and hard edges which make it unique. The tall murrine vessels were created from an intricate glass pattern, which was alowed to flow and transform into an even more beautiful unique shape. People, like glass, are beautiful no matter what shape they are.
Finding beauty during a pandemic.
Still finding beauty in the second year of the pandemic.
Twisted cane, rolled up and blown out.
Winner 2020 AUArts Presidents Challenge.