Background

After 25 years in the NHS, I am now realising a new career as a glass fuser and small business owner and all that entails. It has been a steep learning curve (still learning every day...) and I have made many new friends through art events or business networking. I could only have done all of this with the support of my husband, Chris, who is a potter and we are enjoying running our businesses side by side! We live in Worcester and can often be found at art and craft shows and galleries, taking opportunities to meet other designer-makers in the area. Most weekends we either have classes or have stalls at an art & craft market.

The jewellery designs have evolved with extensive experimentation - I love trying new techniques and playing around with the chemistry! I am a member of The Guild of Jewellery Designers. I am happy to chat about commissions if there is something in particular you'd like and I also can include memorial ashes inside jewellery.

I sell via a few gift shops and galleries and at art & craft markets. You can buy online on this website - I am adding products to the shop regularly, so do keep checking back! If you are local to Worcester you are welcome to arrange a time to come and view the selection of jewellery available to buy.

I am really enjoying doing the glass fusing classes in my studio - I've taught over 400 people and the reviews have been lovely! About once a month Chris and I run all-day combined pottery and glass courses including lunch which are great fun and definitely something we would like to develop in the future - see the details of all classes on the Classes page.

Please use the contact form to get in touch.

Wholesale

I have 5 popular ranges which I now offer at wholesale prices to retailers.

Please contact me for my linesheet and trade prices.

I sell via these shops and galleries:

  • Bevere Gallery, Bevere Lane, Worcester WR3 7RQ
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
  • Carnforth Books & Crafts, 38-42 Market Street, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9JX
  • Gwalia Gift Shop, East Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0SY
  • Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
  • Mangojuice Gallery, King's Gallery, 10 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DN
  • Riverside Art & Glass, 24 Norwich Road, Wroxham NR12 8RX and 25 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AG
  • Suveniir, PÄRNU 80011, Estonia
  • The Lilac Dragonfly, The Old Shop, Le Monts de Rozel, St. Martin, Jersey JE3 6AN
  • Worcester Art Gallery, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT

How is it made?

Below is a video of just a few of the steps I take to create the fused glass jewellery before it is fired in my kiln at approximately 800C.

There are many different techniques used in order to acheive the distinctive styles, some of which are unique to me as I teach myself through experimentation.

Many thanks to Lewis Membery for the photographs used in this video which was done as part of the photoshoot for Worcestershire Open Studios 2018.