About The tidal wave

Location

A few years ago, I came to live on the north coast of Cornwall.  Here, I found a land of mystery, myth and the haunting cry of seabirds. A revelation which had a profound effect on my work as a glass designer and artist.

I work from home in my specially designed studio; a tranquil place where I always feel at peace with the world and where I’m able to immerse myself in the process of creativity.  

Inspiration

My inspiration comes from walking under an ever changing Cornish sky, on a beach or through differing landscapes; and also in the variety of light, colours and moods of weather that reflect the harmony and contrasts of nature. ‘Four seasons in one day‘ is certainly true here on the north Atlantic coast.

I forage along the shoreline searching for pieces of aged driftwood, old and rusty metals or any other suitable tactile ‘finds’. Scavenging becomes second nature! 

I always aim to make my glasswork exciting by using these harmonies, contrasts and colours which all help inspire an organic rhythm to my work. Balance and proportion are important for the integrity of any artistic work along with the “symbiosis of nature” that I want each of my pieces to represent

 

The technician

 

My passion for kiln work started as a hobby but after a two day taster course in glass fusing I caught the bug, bought a small kilm and started to teach myself whilst making many mistakes on the way!

 

Mistakes can be positive and getting things wrong can be a source of inspiration for alternative ideas.

 

I love finding different ways of working and part of the fun is experimenting with so many possibilities and combinations of temperatures and materials.