I am drawn to glass in different ways: both in the graphic quality of glass, the intensity and depth of colour, but also the sculptural, hand crafted element. The graphic quality is best seen against a white background or through transmitted light, whereas the sculptural quality is more evident in reflected light, where the glass can be seen in relief. A glass piece can have two separate lives depending on how it is displayed. Glass fusion can also combine different materials, notably hot glass with metals, and in the cold state with wood or plastics in furniture or three dimensional design. My early motivation came from the Bauhaus, from abstract expressionism and more recently from jazz. There is a sometimes darker, social or personal issue to my work. This is generally more narrative in subject matter. Most of my work, though, retains an abstract theme, geometric or more overtly expressionist.