I began creating lampwork glass beads in 2005. After a 7 year ’time-out’ to concentrate on my retail business, I have now returned full time to this beautiful and amazing craft. With fresh eyes and new inspiration I now work out of my hot glass studio situated in Wynnum, Brisbane.
My love of vibrant colour, vivid patterns and eclectic pairings are prevalent in the one-off pieces of jewellery that I create.
I use a simple Hothead torch as my heat source along with Effetre & Moretti Italian soft glass and a variety of foils, frits and garnishes. Each day I approach my time at the torch with a piece of jewellery in mind rather than each bead being an individual.
To call hotglass work ‘therapy’ is an understatement. It’s so easy to while away 5 hours at the torch getting lost in the mesmerising color and behaviour of molten glass.