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Contemporary Glass Work


After twelve years as a reportage and portrait photographer, I developed an interest in working with glass. As photography escaped the darkroom and became a digital process, I found myself attracted to traditional craftsmanship and to skills that offered a more hands-on, tactile experience.

Eventually, I decided to synthesize the two.

Between 2001 and 2003 I studied Glass and Fine Art at Central St Martin’s College. It was there that I started silk-screening my black and white photographs onto glass. I juxtaposed related pictures and created collages that told a story that couldn’t be captured in a single image.

These pieces were built as panels and displayed in different ways – wall mounted, in custom made light-boxes or naturally backlit and have been exhibited around the United Kingdom.

The combination of techniques reflects a theme I like to explore – the co-existence of the new with the old. And it has enabled me to develop a personal, graphic style that incorporates such modern practices as fusing and laminating.

My glass is used in domestic, corporate and public settings. I work with closely with my clients to ensure we employ the right techniques and process to create the exact effect they are trying to achieve.