What is your educational background?
After a degree in media studies, my early career was as a studio administrator, in design and in photography studios. I then studied stained glass at college for a year, followed by an informal apprenticeship in a studio in London.
What are the specific techniques you use?
My restoration work involves painting new pieces to replace damaged originals in old windows and I seek to be as faithful as possible to the painting materials and techniques of the master glass painters of the past. I work with glass, vitreous paints, enamels, silver stain, lead and solder.
How would you define a well made glass object?
Well made starts with good design. Every lead line and colour choice should be thoroughly considered. It should read well, both close up and from a distance. As for the window, it should be structurally sound.
How much of Dorset is in your works?
Living in rural Dorset, I am constantly inspired by the coast and the countryside, the flora and fauna around me, and the changing seasons. I also look to artists and designers whose work brings me joy – particularly the artists of the Arts and Crafts movement.