Glass and Ceramics | Class of 2020
Much of my work is influenced by my eclectic background. This has involved working in boat restoration, ceramics, textiles and fashion. I recognise that this has helped inform my experimental three-dimensional and cross-disciplinary work.
Two of my biggest passions in life are the sea and being creative. Since I was a child I enjoyed sculpting objects from whatever materials were available. Looking back, my most memorable moments from school were the times we were allowed to play with clay.
Although I still feel in my element as a sculptor, I had my first experience of hot glass less than two years ago at the University of Sunderland and felt an instant connection with the material.
The plan for my final work at university was to develop a situation where I would encourage fast flowing ideas that manifest in experimentation-based processes through the removal of a predetermined outcome. I wanted to restore my imagination to a self -willed state which would eventually culminate in a physical manifestation of objects.
Despite the recent situation I still feel incredibly determined and motivated to continue developing my skills and to remain committed to working with hot glass.