have always been inspired by Stained Glass, particularly of the C20th.
A visit to the Stained Glass Museum in Ely resulted in my attending day
courses in Stained Glass painting, and then I went on to study City and
In the summer of 2005 I took part in the Cambridge 'Open Studios'. This
was the start of a second career as a stained glass artist; my first
was as a primary teacher.
I find myself stimulated by the wealth of techniques and materials and
the fascinating way I can control light passing through the vibrant
colours of the glass.
I am now making one-off panels and windows using traditional stained
glass painting techniques, with lead, copper foil, sand-blasting and
fusing. I enjoy the challenge of commissions and also
love teaching and enjoy working with both children and adults in many
venues including the Stained Glass Museum.
I have recently been involved in realizing
several school windows in association with the Stained Glass Museum.
Interpreting structures from nature intrigues me. I have found that
these wonderful patterns transfer beautifully into very intricate and
I also make fused panels and dishes with inclusions
aluminium, silver, brass and other wires and metals which I layer up to
make images of plants and animals.