Guided by a longterm love affair with glass (having collected Art Blown glass for 10 years) it was only a matter of time before I became involved in the art of molten glass. This desire was explored further after a trip to Venice. A lampwork beginner class in April 2005 was the catalyst for igniting the passion. I have since studied under world renowned lampwork artists, including Corina Tettinger, Leah Fairbanks, Bernard Stoner, Holly Cooper, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons and Kathryn Wardill.
I use Soda Lime glass imported from Italy and the USA for their color vibrancy. My torch of choice is a dual fuelled Carlisle Mini CC torch and I use a computer controlled kiln for correctly annealed beads.
As a jewellery designer, I create One of a Kind jewellery pieces using the highest quality sterling and/or pure silver, genuine Gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Freshwater pearls and of course, my own Lampwork glass beads.
I gladly accept custom orders but mainly work s on a "what comes naturally" process which encourages experimentation. Custom work will take approximately one week to finish. Any bead sets purchased can be designed into a jewellery piece using quality findings at a small extra charge.
I have been married for over 18 years and have 2 Princess daughters.