Sigi discovered an interest in glass during her Foundation year as a mature student at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2006. She went on to achieve a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in 3D Design specialising in glass at the University for the Creative Arts (‘UCA’) in Farnham, UK. She works from her studio in Hampshire, also running workshops and tutorials for glass as well as drawing and mark making at various venues.
Sigi exhibits her work independently at Galleries and together with the curated organisations she is a member of:
The Society of Designer Craftsmen (LSDC)
Contemporary Glass Society
Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen
Surrey Sculpture Society
My work explores the complex process of melting the solid form of glass to a new shape, petrifying the glass at just the right moment. Combining colours and/or transparency to draw attention I use my initial inspiration or brief to explore the possible: taking time to test and discover new possibilities. I like to work using glass frits (crumbs), which can be made in many colours and sizes. The ‘sand like’ qualities appeal to me especially the resultant textures created in the kiln. I aim to create simple yet carefully considered shapes which respond to the initial inspiration.