A Glass Artist from Fermoy, Co. Cork.
My Glass Studio is nestled amongst the rolling hills of North Cork, overlooking the beautiful Blackwater valley. My natural surroundings strongly influence my work, I’m often seen out gathering wildflowers, ferns and foliage from the local countryside which I use in my glass work. I also incorporate found and recycled glass bottles and old window glass into my work.
Glass plays with light and colour like no other material; transparent and reflective, yet it can convey a sense of light and dark. Glass in all its wonderful complexities, combined with strong lines and shapes feature in all my designs and artwork. Every time I open my kiln after a glass firing is like Christmas morning, full of fabulous surprises, from the smallest pieces for jewellery to largest bowls and wall pieces. Each piece brings its own unique piece of joy. Glass allows me to express my creative process in a very exciting way.
I also really enjoy working on commissions and engaging with people, I like to discuss ideas and concepts with clients and send them images of the work in process. I love creating unique pieces for special occasions, family events, ceremonies and corporate presentations. Recent commissions include a glass bowl presented to the City of Brussels, a framed art piece for the Mayor of Shanghai, awards and presentations and a collection of glass art jewellery for a family occasion.
I have been working with glass for over 20 years and in this time, I have been lucky enough to attend many specialist courses including backstrap-loom weaving in Northern Thailand, glass blowing in Australia, glass Pate-de-Vere in Turkey and numerous glass courses in Ireland.
I have been happily working, training, and playing with glass for over 20 years.