Freelance Glassblower working currently as:-
Full time assistant to Allister Malcolm at Allister Malcolm Glass Ltd.
Glass Designer and maker, available for commissions
University of Wolverhampton Hotshop - a place close to my heart
September 2016 - June 2018
2016 - 2017
September 2015 - September 2016
January 2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
Nominated by Wolverhampton University to be its representative on a scholarship program to attend a course at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, America. I have been accepted on Roberto Beltrami and Matteo Tagliapietra's course 'Transcending tradition'.
Nominated by Wolverhampton university to be its representative on a scholarship program to attend a course at Pilchuck Glass School. I attended Aya Oki's course.
Joined the University of Wolverhampton from a second year to obtain a degree in Applied Arts, predominantly focussing in hot glass.
Attended a couple of Elliot Walker's 'Gather Up' sessions in The red House Cone, Stourbridge and the House of Marbles, Devon.
3 weeks work experience at Peter Layton's London Glassblowing.
Glass Associate at Dudley College, working at Glassblowing and Flame torching every Friday under the tuition of Stephen Foster.
- A day at London Glassblowing studio, glass blowing with Louis Thompson.
- A 3 day course in glass casting at the Glass Hub.
- A 3 day course in lamp-working with Ray Skene at the Glass Hub.
- A 2 day private tutorial in lamp-working with Sarah Downton.
- A 3 day masterclass at the Glass Hub in glassblowing and idea development with Louis Thompson.
A 15 week course (one day a week) at the Creative Glass Guild, learning the basics of fusing, slumping, sand blasting, enamel painting and stained glass working and leading.
Sept 2018 - present
2017 - 2019
2016 - 2017
September 2015 -September 2016
GLASS WORKING EXPERIENCE
Currently working as a full time assistant and glassblower at Allister Malcolm at Allister Malcolm Glass Ltd, and selling my own work.
Gaffer at Allister Malcolm Glass ltd on the opening day of the Stourbridge Glass Museum. Assistant demonstrator during the private openings of the Museum.
Performed demonstrations as Gaffer and assistant to Ryan Ashcroft and Tim Boswell at the Red House Cone, Stourbridge.
Assisted the 'Bandits of Glass' at an open day demonstration at the University of Wolverhampton, and have also assisted Stephen Foster and Elliot Walker on a number of occasions.
Assisted Stephen Foster during a demonstration at Art in Action.
Worked full time for a year as a assistant to Martin Andrews, at his glass blowing workshop in Stourbridge.
July 2022- present
Oct 2019 - 2020
2016 - 2018
AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS
Work displayed at the Stourbridge Glass Museum
Contestant on series 3 of the Netflix series Blown Away
Several bodies of work currently displayed at the Red House Glass Museum in Stourbridge.
Work displayed at the White House Cone Artist in House exhibition over the festival of Glass.
Solo exhibition for 6 weeks at The Zetter Hotel in London.
Work displayed on several occasions for Simon Bruntnell at Bruntnell Astley exhibitions.
Work exhibited at the White House Cone Museum of Glass, Stourbridge
Series of work permanently displayed at the Crazy Cafe, Penarth.
Awarded Bruntnell Astley award for work exhibited at the opening of the White House Cone Museum of Glass, Stourbridge.
First Series of glass work made, exhibited and sold at Art in Action.
Prize winner of the Frederick Stuart Memorial Award by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers based on my first portfolio of glass work produced at Dudley College.
September 2016 - June 2018
September 2011 - May 2012
September 2009 - June 2011
September 2007 - June 2009
ACADEMIC EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS
University of Wolverhampton
Applied Arts BA (Hons) - First Class
The Arts University College at Bournemouth
Art and Design Foundation - MERIT
Howells College Llandaff
4 A Levels at A-A*
Howells School Llandaff
10 GCSE's at A*