I first studied glass fusing on a course at The Liquid Glass Centre near Bath. Afterwards I studied Art and Design at Cumbria University, focusing on textiles and mixed media work, and began incorporating glass into my work. After I qualified, I returned to glass as my medium of choice. The creative possibilities, colours and diversity really appealled to me, and still do.
I created a home studio in Cockermouth and began to successfully sell my work through local galleries. I have exhibited with C-ART Open Studios events for a number of years.
I live and work in Cockermouth, a town which lies on the edge of the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, way up in the North of England, near to the Scottish border. Cockermouth is one of a number of 'gem' towns in England and is rich with Georgian architecture, has an ancient castle and is full of wonderful independent shops. It's also not far from the Solway Coast; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which looks over to Scotland.