Selected Exhibitions
2016                           Sanctuary Lumiere London, London UK
2015                            Inert Gas Exhibition The Garage, Norfolk VA. USA
                                    Light Biennale Invitational Childrens Museum, Madison WI, USA
                                    AGLOW Work Release Gallery Norfolk VA, USA
                                    The Next: A Studio Glass Continuum The College, Brockport Fine Art, NY, USA

2014                            Captured Light Biennale Art Association of Jackson Hole WY, USA
                                    Negotiating Distance Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie IN, USA
                                    UK Glass Glazen Huis Lommel, Belgium

2013                            Lumiere St Cuthberts Church, City of Durham, UK
                                    Women in Glass Museu Do Vidro – Marinha Grande Museum of Glass, Portugal                                                          
                                    Coalesce London Glassblowing Gallery, London UK

2012                            Reassembling The Self Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK                               
                                    Plus Arts Projects at the Mayors Parlour Bow, London, UK
                                    Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Ockley, Surrey, UK
                                    British Glass Biennale The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK

2011                             Neon + Vinyl Londonewcastle Project Space, Shoreditch, London, UK
                                    Lux Craft Origin, Old Spitalfields Market, London Design Festival, UK
                                    Tent London Old Trueman Brewery, London Design Festival, UK                                                                                                                                                                              
                          Light Fantastic Broadfield House Glass Museum, West Midlands, UK                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden  Ockley, Surrey, UK                                                                                                                                                                               Fresh Air '11 Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Glos. UK  
                                   Light Matter Creative
Cohesion Gallery, Sunderland, UK                                                                                                                                                                                2010                          Illumini  The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London, UK
                                   British Glass Biennale The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK                                                                                                                                                                                                        Trip The Light Fantastic Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK

2009                         Design Mart Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, UK             
                                   Artomatic Navy Yard, Washington DC, USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Fresh Air  Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Glos. UK                                                                                                                                                                         2008                          Flawed Inspiration Durham Light Infantry Museum, County Durham, UK                                                                                                                                                                                              Luminous Glass Art Society Conference, Portland, USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Centers Georgetown, Washington DC, USA
2007                          British Glass Showcase  British Embassy & Crowne Plaza, Dubai
                                   Neon!
Glass Art Society Conference, Pittsburgh, USA                 
2006                          British Glass Biennale The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK
                                   Best of the BestArt in Action, Oxfordshire, UK
                                   TangentsLondon Glassblowing Gallery, London, UK

2005                         Fresh Air 2005  Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Glos. UK                 
                                  Tangents and Dispersions  Habitus, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2004                         Blast! 2004The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK
                                  Tagencias eDispersoesAntigos Pacos do Concelho, Guimaraes, Portugal
                                  FIFA100  Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK                                             

2003                         Convergences/Divergences  Salle Attane, Saint-Yrieix, Limosin, France                                                                                                                                                                                             Fresh Air 2003Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Glos.UK                                    
2002                         Six Degrees of SeparationSalle Attane, Saint-Yrieix, Limosin, France    
2001                          Fresh Air 2001 Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Glos. UK                  
                                  Distilled  Customs House, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK

2000                         EmpiricismNottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK                              
1999                          ExpansionOxo Tower Warf, Southbank, London, UK
                                  Co:hesion  National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK     

Selected Collections
2012                          Institute of Neuroscience Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2011                          Stag & Hare New York, USA
2011                          Fuerherm Providence USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2010
                        Townsend Dubai, UAE
2009                        Spivey-Goldman Washington DC, USA                                                                                                                                                                                                    
2006, 2008             Peterman Seattle, USA
2005                        Wallem Group Shipping Hong Kong
2005                        C. Lee Mei Kuen Hong Kong
2001, 2003              Quenington Sculpture Trust Cirencester UK                                      

                 

Selected Publications
2015                          Negotiating Distance Review Glass Quarterly, USA
2012                          Light Fantastic Culture Magazine, Newcastle Journal, UK
2012                          Craft Arts International British Glass Biennale 2012, Australia
2012                          Vogue Living Hot Rods, neon feature, Australia
2011                           Jamie Magazine front cover of Christmas edition, Jamie Oliver, UK
2009                         New Glass Review 30, with special mention from Dante Marioni, Corning Glass of Museum, USA
2008                         Glass North East Peter Davies, University of Sunderland, UK                                                                                                                                                  
2008                          Glass Cohesion Glass Network, UK                                                                                                                                                                                                                2007                         New Glass Review 28  with special mention from Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern  of Glass, Corning Glass Museum, USA
2006                          Craft Arts International British Glass Biennale 2006, Australia
2005                          Easttouch Tangents and Dispersions, Hong Kong
2005                          Sunday Morning Post, Arts Review Trap The Light Fantastic, Hong Kong
2004                          Jet Glass Encounter, Hong Kong
2003                          Crafts A Fresh Look At The Garden, UK

 

Relevant Work Experience
2015                           Instructor Where The Magic Happens, Neon class, Penland NC, USA
2014                           Guest Speaker Material Ambition Seminar, London UK
2014-                          Assistant Professor of Glass & Light Alfred University, NY, USA
2013-14                       Visiting Professor of Light Alfred University, NY, USA
2013                           Artist in Residence Vicarte, Portugal
2012                           Cowgate Illuminations Artist in Residence, Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2011                            Neon Workshop Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, IRE
2011                            Demonstrator Glass Art Society Conference, Seattle, USA
2010-11                       Artist in Residence Crisis Skylight, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2009                          Guest Speaker Institute for International Research in Glass Conference, UK
2008                          Glass Consultant Kathmandu University, Nepal

2008                          Demonstrator Art in Action, Oxfordshire, UK
2008 -  2010              Associate Instructor Neon Workshops, Wakefield, UK
2006                          Guest Speaker    Tangents Seminar, London Glassblowing Gallery, London, UK
2005                          Guest Speaker Habitus, Sheung Wan & Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
2003 - 2008              Lecturer of Fine Art, Glass & Ceramics (part time) Northumberland College, UK
2000 - 2002             Visiting Lecturer University of Sunderland, UK                    

1999 -                         Practising Glass Artist Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
1998 - 2000              Studio Assistant Jane Charles Studio Glass, Newcastle upon Tyne,  UK
1997                           Studio AssistantZora Palova and Stepan Pala, Bratislava, Slovakia.                               



Education

2008                          Pratt Arts Center Seattle, USA. Natural Forms, Advanced Flameworking
2006                          ­Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, USA. Spirit Light, Neon and sandcasting
2005                          The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey. Neon and Flameworking  

2003 - 2004              University of Sunderland UK. Masters Degree, emphasis Glass
2001-2002                 Durham University UK. GLEAMGraduate Business Programme
1995-1999                  University of Sunderland UK. BA(hons) 3D Design, (Glass, Architectural Glass & Ceramics)
1993-1994
                 De Montfort University Leicester, UK.  Certificate of Arts and Design Foundation