An Artist's Statement
I make work which combines my love of historic craft with my fascination for the physical and visual qualities of my materials. My roots as a farmer's child and the exploration of my own heritage and homeland are a constant undercurrent in my art, as is my long-standing interest in natural history.
I often draw on historic forms and motifs in order to create objects and installations which highlight concepts such as positivity, resilience, and the communal connections between people. Traditional “women’s work” craft juxtaposed with the more “male-dominated” medium of glass is a particular fascination for me, as are the details of plants, minerals, and creatures. I work with both blown glass and traditional textile crafts such as patchwork and felt making, and let my materials influence how my projects evolve. With all of my pieces, I aim to make beautiful, well-crafted things which spark joy for the viewer.