My training was initially in fine art which feeds my work still. Later I trained as an art teacher and taught in secondary schools in Wales and Scotland - and now, working with groups of people whether in schools or community based, is an occasional lovely pleasure.
I visited Chartres sometime in my late twenties and fell for the wondrous windows of the cathedral. I learnt later of the spiritual significance of medieval glazing. The word of God depicted in glass - the light passing through the glass to the body of the building illuminating the people within, and entering their consciousness. The windows acting as a veil between the known and the unknown.
The craft of making a window I learnt gradually - receiving a thorough grounding in the department of Architectural Glass at Swansea Metropolitan University. On a very part time basis I finally achieved a first class honours degree in 2010.