I design and make kiln formed glass pieces, which can be anything from earrings and pendants to small ring dishes, olive or trinket bowls, platters, light catchers.
Recently I have been making large free standing whales, fish, and fins along with garden stakes in the shape of whales fins and fish on sticks.
At Artizanne my inspiration comes from my love of sailing and kayaking and being near the water, the landscape around my home on the Sussex coast. My work is created by cutting geometric shapes in transparent colours with subtle tones and using small pieces of glass and powder then overlaying other glass to achieve exciting and different effects.
My work has a nautical theme influenced from objects, patterns and lines I see around me. Most of the work I do is double fired, which means it is fired once to give it strength and seal the pattern or powdered shapes, then fired again to form it into a different shape . . . . . . sometimes I cut up fired pieces into shapes and re-assemble them before firing a third time.
Artizanne’s work can be found at:
The Little Art Gallery
This is a lovely coastal gallery which has various exhibitions on during the
year featuring a range of local artists. The gallery stocks a range of my
free standing whales, fish and fins.