I draw upon many influences in the creation of my glassware, from the broad spectrum of the Arts and my own photography, to everyday objects and experiences.

When I set out to design a new range I usually have a set of colour combinations in mind. I often try to visualise what they will look like in my head and jot down notes about possible colours and techniques. Unfortunately, ideas that worked in the mind or on paper often look considerably different in the glass medium, so I will keep experimenting with them until I get the desired effect. Sometimes it is the happy accidents that spark off the best idea.

My Shore ranges were influenced by my childhood outings in East Sussex, where we used to walk for hours over the South Downs and coastal valleys to the sea, with Cuckmere being a firm favourite. I wanted to try to capture the flint and cobbled beaches of this area in an abstract beachside landscape. Since the original Sea Shore ranges, ‘Flint’ & ‘Waves’, there have been hybrids and different coloured backgrounds, and the range continues to evolve.