Curriculum Vitae


I trained in Fine Art at Goldsmiths' College, graduating in 1969. In 1977, I took up glass engraving, which has engaged me since that time. In 1998 I received the Diploma in Advanced Stained Glass at Central St Martin's College of Art & Design.

I am also a botanical painter, being elected a member of the Society of Botanical Artists in 1983.

My interest in engraving lettering onto glass led me to Roehampton Institute where I graduated with a Diploma in Calligraphy & Bookbinding in 1995.

I have exhibited my glass and panels in a wide variety of contexts. I am interested in integrating etching, painting and drawing into my work with glass, by working simultaneously on all artistic frontiers. My work is generally through commission, a modus operandi which I enjoy because of the challenge involved in fusing the client's needs with the wider aesthetic imperative.

I am currently engaged on a series of major projects involving outdoor architectural glass work, integrating fused glass sculptures with welded metal structures; at the same time, I continue to develop still further my smaller-scale studio-oriented engraved glass work.

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Education
1968-69Postgraduate year at Hornsey College of Art
1965-68Diploma in Art & Design at Goldsmiths' College, graduating 1968 with second-class honours
1964-65Pre-Diploma Course at Goldsmiths' College, University of London
1963-64Foundation Course at Byam Shaw School of Art



Qualifications
1998 Diploma in Advanced Stained Glass Studies, Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
1997Elected to the Council of the Society of Botanical Artists
1995Certificate in Calligraphy & Bookbinding, Roehampton Institute
1983Invited to Membership of the Society of Botanical Artists
1982Elected Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers



Courses
2010-11Latin calligraphy with Bruno Gigarel & Laurent Rébéna, Paris VI
2009-11Stone Lithography at Ateliers Beaux Arts, Glacière, Paris XIII
2004-5Engraving at Atelier Caporaso & Lodge, Paris
2002 Copper Wheel Engraving at Morley College.
2000Glass Casting with Emma Woffenden
1996-98Advanced Stained Glass, Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
1990Calligraphy courses with Margaret Daubeney
1982-87Courses in Flexible Drive & Wheel Engraving with Peter Dreiser at Morley College
1980-90Courses in Botanical Illustration with Margaret Petterson at the Horniman Museum
1980,84,89Residential courses in Botanical Illustration at West Dean College



Commissioned Panels, Sculpture &Vessels
2015The four panels together
2014Completion of "Fig" - the fourth and final piece of the quadriptych
2013"Vine": the third element of a quadriptych for a private dwelling
2013Memorial panel in the Columbarium, Highgate Cemetery for a private customer
2012"Olive": the second of a quadriptych for a private dwelling
2012Dragon Vessel: private individual commission
2011"Bramble": the first of a quadriptych for a private dwelling
2011"Chinese Waterfall": private commission for a Far Eastern corporate client
2010"Splendour in the Grass": window panel for a private dwelling
2010"Willow Door":four engraved panels set in an interior door- private collector
2010"Camellia Vessel;: vessel engraved with camellias- private collector
2010"Mount Fuji":engraved panel for a fanlight- private collector
2010Presentation Vase for the Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award, Society of Botanical Artists
2009"Busie old foole..":window panel
2007Engraved window for a garden door
2004"Hold fast to dreams..": panel for a door
2004John Donne: "Busie olde foole..": window for a private dwelling
2003"Eric's Garden": Four-panel window for a private dwelling.
2001"Barry Dare": glass/metal sculpture at Milldene Garden, Blockley, Gloucestershire
1996Two Engraved Panels for Denman College, Oxon.
1995"Pagan Temples": panels for a Far Eastern cruise ship
1994Engraved Panel for the Headquarters of the Women's Institute, London
1993Two Engraved Panels for Denman College, Oxon
1991Four Engraved & Sandblasted Panels for the Turnberry Hotel and Spa
1991Four Engraved Panels for the Wisley Golf Club



Exhibitions Organised
2004SBA/RHS Exhibition of Lily paintings at the RHS Halls
2003Morley Printmakers at St Bride's
2002Morley Printmakers at St Bride's
1999Lettering exhibition at Guy's Hospital, London SE1.
1989"Glass at Lloyd's": an exhibition of the work of 16 glass engravers in the Exhibition Gallery at Lloyd's of London
1988"Music & Glass": an exhibition of the work of 12 glass engravers, with four concerts, at the Blackheath Concert Halls



Work in Exhibitions
2015Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
2014Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
(Winner of the President's Prize for a botanical work in a medium other than watercolour)
2014Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition at the Palmengarten, Frankfurt, Germany
2013Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
2013South London Lettering Association Annual Exhibition, St Bride's, London
2013SLLA Annual Exhibition, Fulham Palace, London
2012"Travail Recomposé",Calligraphis, Paris VI
2012Sculpture in Context, Dublin Botanic Garden
2012Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
2011South London Lettering Association Annual Exhibition, St Bride's, London
2011Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
2010South London Lettering Association Annual Exhibition, St Bride's, London
2010Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
20104 prints in 30th Miniprint International, Cadaqués (Spain)
2008"Message in A Bottle" at the Made In Charente exhibition, Musée du Patrimoine, Tusson, France
20084 prints in 28th Miniprint International, Cadaqués (Spain)
and Bages (France)
2008Royal Horticultural Society's exhibitions, Horticultural Halls, London SW1
2008Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London SW1
2007Royal Horticultural Society's exhibitions, Horticultural Halls, London SW1
2007Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster Central Hall, London
2007"Journées des Plantes" at Domaine de Courson, Montloup, France
2007"Sculpture in the Garden", glass sculpture & lettering at Milldene Garden, Blockley, Gloucestershire
20074 prints in 27th Miniprint International, Cadaqués:
exhibitions at Cadaqués, Spain, Farley's Yard Trust, East Sussex, UK and Galerie L'Etang d'Art, Bages, France
2007South London Lettering Association Annual Exhibition, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London
2007"Art for Youth" exhibition at Mall Galleries, London SW1
2006Royal Horticultural Society's exhibitions, Horticultural Halls, London SW1
2006"Journées des Plantes" at Domaine de Courson, Montloup, France
2006South London Lettering Association, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
20054 prints in 24th Miniprint International, Cadaqués:
exhibitions at Cadaqués, Spain, Wingfield Arts & Music Festival, UK and Galerie L'Etang d'Art, Bages, France
2005"Journées des Plantes" at Domaine de Courson, Montloup, France
2005"Sea of Words" at South London Lettering Association, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London
2005"Art for Youth" exhibition at Mall Galleries, London
2005South London Lettering Association Annual Exhibition, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London
2004Morley Printmakers at St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2004South London Lettering Association, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2004"Art for Youth" exhibition at Mall Galleries, London SW1
2004Two panels "Archy & Mehitabel" at Bad Type, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London
2003Engraved glass at Hodsock Gallery, Northampton
2003Morley Printmakers at St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2003South London Lettering Association, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2002Morley Printmakers at St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2002South London Lettering Association, St Bride's Foundation Institute, London EC4
2000,1,2,3"Art for Youth" exhibition at Mall Galleries, London SW1
2001Glass sculpture & lettering at Milldene Garden, Blockley, Gloucestershire
1990-1999Castle Howard, York   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Derby City Museum & Art Gallery   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
"Flower Paintings", St John Street Gallery, Salisbury
Ashdown Gallery, Uckfield, Sussex
"Lettering Matters": an exhibition with five other letter artists, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
"Greenwich Artists' Workshop at Woodlands", Woodlands Gallery, Greenwich
Group exhibition of stained glass at the Cochrane Theatre, London
"Light/Colour/Action": Group exhibition of glass & dance at Camberwell Arts Festival
South London Lettering Association exhibition at Alastair Lockhart, Walton Street, London
Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibitions
Syon House, Middlesex   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Walford Mill, Wimbourne, Dorset   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
1980-1989Glaziers' Hall London (Guild of Glass Engravers Annual Exhibition)
Castle Museum, Cambridge   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Leighton House, London   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Liberty's, London   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Institute of Education, London   (Guild of Glass Engravers)
Heifer Gallery, Islington
"Music in Visual Arts", Myrth Conran Gallery, Twickenham



Work published in books
2011Alumni page in "Glass at Central" (2011) ed Hildegard Pax, pub. Malvern Arts Press. ISBN 0-9541055-4-0
2005Decanter and Perfume Bottle in "The Intelligent Layman's Book of Stained and Art Glass" (2005) Judith Neiswander & Caroline Swash, ISBN 09-4779-865X
2001"Spring Woodland": engraved screen in "Arte y Botánica" (2001) Marta Chirino & Margaret Stevens,
ISBN 84-7782-844X
2001"Datura Stramonium" -pair of whisky tumblers in "Arte y Botánica" (2001) Marta Chirino & Margaret Stevens,
ISBN 84-7782-844X


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