I'm a designer/maker who specialises in glass. My interest in the material first peaked when I learned how to make stained glass objects using the copper foiling technique. Rather than sticking with the 2D shapes you often see in stained glass, I wanted to push the boundaries of this craft and spent most of my time experimenting with geometric 3D forms. The hands-on approach to this traditional craft is one of the things that drew me to it and is a key part of my work to this day.
Recently, my work has taken a different turn, combining traditional skills in glass with the modern methods of 3D printing. I use this new technology as a replacement for lead solder, joining glass together with printed connectors that have been precisely modelled using the CAD software Rhino 7. Despite the modern twist in my most recent work I still maintain a hands-on approach with the glass elements of my objects.