EDUCATION AND CAREER

2011 -ongoing, Tutor, WOW Workshops, Wolverhampton.
2012 Masterclass Coordinator, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge.
2010
Masterclass Instructor, the Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, USA.
2010
Masterclass Coordinator, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge.
2009 -2010 Participated in
Access to Art programme at the University of Wolverhampton.
2009
Speaker at BECon - Kilncasting: Filling the Void, Portland, Oregon, USA.
2008 Attended
Bullseye Forum as Teaching Assistant, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland.
2008 Attended
Glass Art Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA.
2007 -ongoing
Project Director, Glass Collaborations, Stourbridge.
2007 -ongoing
Project Coordinator, Making Moves Tour (part time), Staffordshire County Council.
2007 Attended
Bullseye Forum, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland.
2007 Attended
BECon - Big Ideas: Kiln Glass in Architecture, Portland, Oregon, USA.
2006 -2007
Community Development Officer (Arts) (part time temporary post), South Staffs Council.
2005 -2006
Visiting Lecturer (part time), Glass Department, University of Wolverhampton.
2005 -2006
Arts Development Officer (part time temporary post), Cannock Chase District Council.
2005
Scholarship, The Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, U.S.A.
2003 Attended
Glass Art Society Conference, Seattle, USA.
2003
Teaching Assistant to Jiri Harcuba at Pilchuck Glass School, U.S.A
2002 Chelsea Craft Fair, Kings Road, London.
2002, 2000 and 1999 Teaching, Summer School, University of Wolverhampton.
2002 Establish
Independent Glass Studio.
2001 Establish
Glass Studio, as Artist in Residence at Brookside Primary School, Telford.
2001
Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington State, U.S.A.
2001 Research Fellow, University of Wolverhampton, developing British Sign Language Art and Design Glossary. www.artsigns.ac.uk.
2000 Introduction to British Sign Language, University of Wolverhampton.
1998 -2002
Assistant to Professor Ronald Pennell, University of Wolverhampton.
1996 -2002
Kiln Work Technician, University of Wolverhampton.
1994 -1996
Postgraduate Study, University of Wolverhampton.
1990 -1996
Studio Assistant, Penkridge Ceramics, Walsall.
1987 -1990 B.A(Hons) 3D Design - Glass, Stourbridge College of Technology and Art / Wolverhampton Polytechnic.
1985 -1987 BTEC OND in Art and Design, Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology.

COMMISSIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2011 Commissioned to make trophies and private commission for Resource Bank Ltd.
2011
Commissioned to make trophies for RTITB.
2011
Commissioned to make presentation pieces for Cannock Chase Council.
2010
Commissioned to make trophies for Telford and District Amateur Snooker League.
2010 Commissioned by Damar Homes to create public art project for The Curve, Wolverhampton
2009
Commissioned to make photographic glass tiles for Rhayader Museum and Gallery, Wales.
2009
Commissioned by UKTI to make trophies for business export awards.
2008
Commissioned by Redrow Homes to make tile installation for Doulton Grange, Stoke on Trent.
2008
Commissioned by Cannock Chase District Council to make trophies for Building Control awards.
2007
Commissioned by Lea Hall Social Club/ Cannock Chase District Council/ Making Moves to create large scale architectural facade.
2007 Commissioned by Resource Bank Ltd. to make trophies for Twenty Twenty cricket tournament.
2007 Commissioned by South Staffordshire PCT to create unique trophy.
2006 -2007 Artist in Residence at Christchurch Infants School, Burton upon Trent.
2005 -2007
Assistant Artist, Donington Nature Reserve, Albrighton.
2005 -2007 Commissioned by Hereford District Council to participate in the Village Artmarkers Project.
2006
Artist in Residence, Bromsgove High School and production of trophies for Young Musicians Award.
2006
Commissioned by Newcastle Under Lyme Council to create a recycled glass architectural installation.
2006 Commissioned to make Local Hero Awards by Cannock Community Partnership.
2005
Architectural Commission for Starbucks to make glass framed panels for Wolverhampton store.
2005 Commissioned by Sapphire PCD to produce architectural installation for Hednesford Health Centre.
2004 -2007
Commissioned by Redrow Homes to produce public art for canal side development.
2004
Commissioned by The Dog Rose Trust to produce tactile panels.
2004
Commissioned to cast glass Polar Bears for Japanese jewellery artist Rie Taniguchi.
2004 Accompanying workshops to ARTBOX, a touring treasure chest of paintings to
schools in Shropshire.
2003 Major Architectural Commission for the Colonnade, Market Square, Wolverhampton.
2003 Commission to make a Greek Water Clock for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
in collaboration with environmental artist David Haley.
2002 - 2003 Exhibition Title Panels for Craftspace Touring and accompanying workshops.
2001
Artist in Residence at Brookside Primary School, Telford.
2002 -2004
Architectural Commission for Beacon Centre for the Blind, Wolverhampton.
2000 -2001 Architectural Commission for Mary Stevens Centre for the Visually Impaired, Stourbridge.
1999 Workshops at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
1996 - 1997
Artist in Residence at Crestwood School, Kingswinford.
1996 Artist in Residence at Walsall Art Gallery.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011 Exhibition at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, ‘Making Art History.’
2010 Exhibition ‘Crafted for You’ at the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.
2010 ‘Contemporary Glass Exhibition’, the Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent.
2010 ‘British Glass Biennale’ International Festival of Glass.
2010 ‘Made in Glass’, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge.
2010
‘Monochrome’ exhibition at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford.
2009 Exhibition at the
British Consulate in Chicago, USA.
2009
‘Same Difference’ exhibition in Corning, New York, USA.
2008/2009
‘Centrepiece’, collaborative jewellery and glass exhibition at the Town Hall, Birmingham.
2008
‘Same Difference’ exhibition at Eisch Gallery, Frauenau, Germany.
2008
‘Open Art’ exhibition at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford.
2007
‘1000 Glass Miles: From Stourbridge to Frauenau’ Exhibition at Eisch Gallery, Germany.
2007 ‘Revive’, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK.
2006
‘E-Merge 2006’, Bullseye Connections Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA.
2006
Art of Recycling’, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
2006
Bi - Glass’, West Midlands branch of CGS organised exhibition, Birmingham, UK.
2004
British Glass Biennale’, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, UK.
2004
‘Fate Art’, The Malthouse, Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, UK.
2004
‘Trilogy in Glass’, Longboat Key Art Centre, Florida, U.S.A.
2003 ‘Winter Collection’, Cowdy Gallery, Newent, Gloucestershire, UK.
2003
‘Winter Exhibition’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK.
2003
Artist’s Showcase, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, UK.
2003
Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK.
2003 ‘Glass Act’, the Living Gallery, Stourbridge, UK.
2002 ‘Masters in Glass’, Model House Craft and Design Centre, Llantrisant, UK.
2002 ‘Wicked Waste’, (recycling exhibition), the Living Gallery, Stourbridge, UK.
2002 Mitsukoshi Glass Festival, Taiwan.
2001 ‘Homewood - Bound’, Museum of Cannock Chase, UK.
2001
‘That Was Then and This is Now’, the Living Gallery, Stourbridge, UK.
1999
‘The New Glass Economy’, Shanghai Library, China and University of Hertfordshire, UK.
1996
‘Fusions’, Walsall Art Gallery, UK.
1995
‘The Crossing at St Paul’, St Paul's Church, Walsall, UK.

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS

2007 Travel Grant, Arts Council England, West Midlands, to attend Bullseye Glass Conference.
2006
2nd place (Functional), E-merge 2006, awarded by Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon.
2005
Travel Grant, Arts Council England - West Midlands, to attend the Studio, Corning, New York.
2005
Scholarship, the Studio, Corning Museum of Glass, U.S.A.
2002
Creative Ambitions Award, West Midlands Arts to exhibit at the Chelsea Craft Fair.
2001 Go and See Award, West Midlands Arts, to attend Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, USA.
2001
Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, U.S.A.
1995 Short listed for major public art competition at the ‘Crossing at St. Paul’, Walsall.
Judged by Lord Gowrie.


PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Private collections in Corning - New York, Nantucket - Massachusetts, Palm Harbour - Florida and
Gleneden Beach - Oregon.
2010
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, UK.
2009
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
2003
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shropshire, UK.
2001 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

PUBLICATIONS

2010 British Glass Biennale. Exhibition catalogue.
2010
20th Century British Glass. Charles Hajdamach.
2009
Recycling Glass. Kate Walker.
2009
Same Difference USA. Exhibition catalogue.
2009
Bullseye Glass Catalogue no.6.
2008
Same Difference Germany. Exhibition catalogue.
2007
1000 Glass Miles: From Stourbridge to Frauenau. Exhibition catalogue.
2006
E - Merge 2006. Exhibition catalogue.
2005
Another Eyesight, Multi - Sensory Design in Context. The Dog Rose Press.
2004
Green Places. Review of the Year.
2004
British Glass Biennale. Exhibition catalogue.
2004
GAS News. The newsletter of the Glass Art Society. April/May edition.
2004
Crafts Council Makers’ News. Spring edition.
2004
Herald Tribune (Arts Supplement). Review of the ‘Trilogy in Glass’ Exhibition.
2002
Techniques of Kiln Formed Glass. Keith Cummings (2nd edition).
2002
Masters in Glass. Exhibition catalogue.
1999
The New Glass Economy. Exhibition catalogue.


FUTURE PROJECTS

Feb - March 2012, delivering a series of fusing and slumping workshops at Quest Day Opportunities, Stafford.
March - August 2012, commission to create a new entrance feature for Chancel Primary School, Rugeley.
March 2012,
co-teaching “Sledge and Slump” Masterclass at Warm Glass, Bristol.