Glass landscapes & jewellery from Carmarthenshire
Currently exhibiting in artbeat at Cardigan Guildhall until 9th February
I live and work from a small studio near Newcastle Emlyn surrounded by fields, woods and big skies, close to Cardigan Bay, the Teifi and Towy rivers, the hills of the Preselis – Carningli, Foel Drygarn, Carn Menyn. Endless skyline inspiration. That line which defines the space, defines the vastness of the landscape. The edge of the broad vista. The balance of boundaries, the line between worlds.
Using the heat of the kiln I manipulate glass in a variety of forms – sheet, powder, frit, enamel – and take it through a multitude of firing schedules to create windows onto worlds. They are glass landscapes – panels and jewellery – inspired directly by the local area.
Layers of colour, paint, pattern, texture and print make up each piece. The spaces within them are as important as the areas of colour – they add depth and a perspective, the ability to glimpse through as well as onto each window.
Lose yourself in the landscape, feel the wind on your face, inhale the sea’s breath, hear the raven call.
“Unique and vibrant with creative life force!” SD
“A wonderful experience and delightful studio.” J&V
“Return visit – a year to the day! Still spoilt for choice! Beautiful.” GS
Each handmade piece of glass is a unique creation – you’ll find pendants and earrings, dishes and bowls, freestanding curved panels, sun-catchers and rainbow makers, birds and stars….in a converted light-filled barn.
The gallery now also features a selection of gorgeous work by Aled Jenkins made from reclaimed Welsh slate – clocks, vases, pendants. All incredibly tactile and with a wonderful history.
The studio-gallery here in Cwmpengraig is open
easter to the end of September
Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Outside of these times, please feel free to give me a ring or just call in if you’re passing. If you can’t get to the studio, please go to the find me page for shops and galleries stocking my work.
Look forward to your visit
“Such beautiful jewellery – it was so hard to choose!
Wonderful setting, a real haven” DM