Welcome to my obsession, glass. Glowing colours, fluid forms, beautiful beads, molten magic!
The world is an amazing and confusing place and making things has always been my way of trying to make sense of this life. Working with a molten material that sometimes seems to have a mind of its own continues to surprise and delight me (and sometime frustrate me!).
Over the last decade I've spent countless hours at the flame experimenting with a wide variety of techniques. Slowly but surely my own slightly quirky and idiosyncratic style has been emerging and the studio is filling up with all sorts of weird and wonderful creations.
Fire Bird Beads is a teaching studio and also open to the public as part of the Open Studios of the Pittwater Artists Trail on the 14th and 15th October this year, and the 10th and 11th March, 2018.
You can also see some of my work at Made in Design 1b/64 Darley Street, Mona Vale. In November I exhibit with the Arcadian Artists and it's always a great weekend following that trail. In February, May, September and November I'll be at the Coal Loader Artisan Market in Waverton.