Studio Shards has been my opportunity to fulfil a lifetimes ambition. To produce art work that I love to make and that people love to receive. Art has been my passion throughout my life. I have always produced art, from painting, sketching and driftwood sculptures to fused glass, which has been my focus for the last few years, seeing me dedicate myself to my craft as my designs evolve organically over time. My work is primarily inspired by nature, from the rolling hills of Sussex to the crashing waves in Cornwall. However, other pieces have been born out of my desire to produce something personalised, beautiful and memorable to celebrate those we love. I have found that the intricate work with the shards perfectly reflects the complexity and wild nature of the sea and can provide texture to enhance the tactile qualities of my work. Good examples of this are my signature pieces; the 'Shard bowl 'and 'The Waves '.