I design glass kaleidoscopes that are sculpturally appealing on the outside, and spatially revealing on the inside. Sculptures within sculptures. Combining art with science I strive to achieve three dimensional interior images in my kaleidoscopes that defy the space that they occupy. Using geometric principles, and the aesthetic values of geometry, my work conveys a harmonic balance of shape, colour and form. A strong thread of continuity is carried through from the outside to the interior image.
My creative energy is well and truly fed with the design process. In designing my kaleidoscopes I slump and fuse glass, I use Italian flameworking techniques, I roll out clay and fire the molds, upon which I slump the glass. I make my paint from mica powders, which I then use to reverse paint on the glass.
I absorb my inspiration from the natural complexity of our surroundings. An occasional glass of wine at night and some delicious cheese helps too.