We all leave a trace, a fragment, a memory.
The latin word 'vestigium' means trace or footprint, it best encompasses the themes I have been researching in this body of work.
Originally an archaeologist, I have a strong interest in the past and evidence beneath our feet, which may or may not be visible or legible. All humanity leaves a trace both as individuals and communities, the detritus maybe deeply buried. Once excavated, artefacts may take on a new life as objects of study or display.
Glass is a particularly evocative and appropriate material to use in pieces inspired by fragments traces and memories.
I have developed connections with archaeologists to advance my research. They have allowed me to cast textures during excavations, such as the Tudor Queens Apartments and Medival remains at Woking Palace, which I have used in my glass.
The glass processes used include lamp working, sandblasting, engraving, casting with multiple kiln firings, cold working and polishing.
MA Contemporary Craft - Glass
BA Three Dimensional Design - Glass
University of the Creative Arts
Rising Star 2015 & 2016
Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey