These pieces made in the kiln in a vermiculite box filled with sand. The damp sand is molded to the desired form then carefully filled with pre-fired clear glass frit. The resultant forms take their inspiration from the delicate and precious life forms living on the sea bed and margins of the oceans. The Clam, the Oyster and the Chiton who being filter feeders rely on clean water to thrive. These life forms are often harvested before they can reach maturity and with the acidification of the oceans their shells are becoming thinner and less resilient to attack.
From shell to sand to glass to sculpture - remaking the unmade.
Sky, Earth and Sea
This trio was designed and made during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020. The pieces called Calm Waters, Ripple and Maelstrom are a subconscious reaction to those turbulent times. The glass seemingly floats above the wooden plinths giving light to the pieces which resemble precarious spinning plates. The Change Series suggests a circularity and orderly transition in the evolution of change.
Working with glass frits and sheet glass. These pieces look at the dappled reflections on the ocean.