My sculpture, which is predominantly cast glass, uses a colour grading technique I developed at the Royal College of Art with combinations of colour that I have tested and have been continuously developing over the past 7 years. The abstract external forms and their internal geometry are determined by the colour effects I wish the viewer to see, which also vary significantly with the viewing angle and conditions of illumination. Differently coloured internal segments are seen in combination by means of internally transmitted and refracted light, for example to achieve a gradual transition from one colour to another. I have created a number of novel geometric constructions and explore in each a series of unique sculptures of different size, proportions and colour combinations. Some sculptures feature thin shafts or other shapes of light at their centre or outside edges. Air bubbles are sometimes incorporated in defined patterns, termed veiling, or in random distribution, and these bubbles can be highlighted by suitable illumination.
I am inspired by nature and artists including Turner and Rothko. Some of my sculptures represent an instant in time in imagined cosmic events.
While glass, colour, geometry and light are the visible parameters of my sculptures, they are founded on years of training, experience, research and development of processes, together with many days of hard physical work in cutting, grinding and polishing, work on which I thrive and I believe is embodied in each finished sculpture.
In summary, I strive for beauty by means of conceptual thought, especially in desired colour effects and consequent geometry, traditional and innovative techniques and hard labour.
2002-2004 The Royal College of Art (RCA), MA.
1996-1999 BA (hons) Ceramics and Glass. Bucks college, Brunel.
1994-1996 BTEC Advanced Art and Design. Braintree College.
Jan 2008 The Craft Council Development Award.
July 2004 The New Designers Bombay Sapphire Award for Contemporary Glass.
June 2004 The Thames and Hudson RCA Society Art Book Prize.
Nov 2010 Made to Cherish - The Best of British Craft. CAA
July 2010 The Summer Exhibition. Pyramid Gallery, York.
July 2009 Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass (BIGG). Urban Arts Space, Ohio, US.
May 2009 Bonhams, Modern and Contemporary Glass auction, in association with Dan Klein Associates.
Nov 2008 Flow. The Black Horse Gallery, Frome, Somerset, UK.
Sept 2008 Transmitter. The Koukan Gallery, London.
Aug 2008 British Glass Biennale 2008.
April 2008 The Bombay Sapphire Prize 2008. Milan, Italy.
Nov 2007 The London Group Open Exhibition, 2007. London.
Aug 2006 The British Glass Biennale 2006.
June 2005 Fresh Air. Quennington Sculpture Trust.
June 2005 One Year On, The Craft Council, Business Design Centre, London.
Sept 2004 The Bombay Sapphire Prize 2004, touring exhibition.
July 2004 New Designers. Business Design Centre, London, UK.
May 2004 Royal College of Art, MA Show.
Aug 2003 Transfuse. The Great Eastern Hotel, London.
July 2002 Henley Festival, 2002. Buckinghamshire, UK.
Jan 2002 The London Art fair 2002. New London Glass. London.
1999 Julian Markham, Chairman, The London Institute
2001 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
2005 Mrs. Leslie Craze, Leslie Craze Gallery, London
2005 Mr. Bill McCabe, Broughton Gallery, Scotland
2006 Carrington Wire Ltd., Yorkshire
2007 Holding 10 Collection
April 2010 Glass and Jesmonite concrete installation commissioned for the penthouse roof terrace of Hudson Tower looking over the Olympic stadium.
June 2009 Bathroom Window Sculpture. Queen’s Anne Gardens
Nov 2008 Science award trophies commissioned by Brentwood County High School.
Nov 2008 Glass wall partition. The Mill Hill house Barnes.
July 2007 Bookham United Reformed Church. The Sanctuary window.
Bonhams, Modern and Contemporary Glass, London, 19th May2009.
Edition PAUMES, London Ateliers, Shufunotomosha, Feb 2009.
The Observer Sunday Supplement, Nov 2008, Courvoisier,
The Future 500.
SE1 City Magazine, London, March 2008
Peter Layton and Friends - Celebrating London Glassblowing, Halsgrove publication.
The Richard and Judy Show, Channel 5 Television, London, March 2005.
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