is an Irish glass artist, designer and maker based in the Northeast of
England. His passion started when he came across and started working in
a small blown glass studio aged thirteen and where glass immediately
made an impression on him.
instantly intrigued and after hanging out there at every free moment
found myself part of the studio and captivated by glass and its
boundless potential for creativity.”
After finishing school he
travelled to America to further his knowledge of glass and to see and
work in several artists’ studios gaining an understanding of forming
glass through different processes and techniques.
Upon returning he enrolled on
the BA (Hons) programme in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics at
the University of Sunderland and graduated in 2007. In 2008 after a
year travelling Australia he returned to the North East where he began
working for Jane Charles Studio Glass in Newcastle and the National
Glass Centre in Sunderland. Today he is based in the North East as a practising glass artist, as well as a glassblower for local studios and
“To me, hot glass has so much beauty and life and I strive to share this with others through my work.
I find and
draw great inspiration from many sources such as science and the
natural world, travel, culture and colour as well as technique and
form. Working with the molten material itself also breathes its own
inspirations which I combine, explore and present together."
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