I am a keen gardener (RHS Level 2 qualified) and always on the lookout for decorations for the garden as well as plants ! I started creating glass items to add to my collection and got hooked – glass is highly addictive !
I am hugely inspired by nature and natural materials – the fact that glass is made from sand is nothing short of a miracle ! I am also inspired by light and colour and I think the most wonderful thing about glass is the variety of colour options and I genuinely think glass pieces look at their best outside with the light shining through…..
I have attended a number of glass art courses over the years and use a variety of techniques: mainly fusing but also torchwork/lampwork and more recently Vitrigraph, in order to be able to create unusual inclusions for my hanging pieces and glass plaques known as “Fractaala”®.
Fractaala® are designed to decorate a garden/landscape setting as a focal point or light catcher.
They are made from murrini (also known as millefiori) which are pieces of chopped glass cane which I make/pull myself from my vitrigraph kiln. A wide variety of colours and combinations are possible.
A lot of cane and many murrini must be made before they are then placed together and fused (twice).
Each Fractaala® is named after an island around the world (something within the piece will resonate with its island name) and is completely unique. Each is engraved accordingly on the reverse side.