The optical qualities of glass lend to it a delicacy and a preciousness. I use these qualities in the creation of blown, sculpted and cast glass forms to engage the viewer in emotive responses. The themes running through my artistic work relate to the human condition, memory and nostalgia. These are themes common to every person and for many are highly emotively charged. Through manipulation of forms, color and light, in both blown and cast glass pieces I hope to explore these themes in a personal but accessible way. The forms I create are recognizable and yet abstract from the precise object allowing the viewer to respond to the familiar and the unknown. The arrangement of pieces is intended to remain simple, allowing the qualities of the glass to speak. In creating functional glass pieces I am greatly influenced by Scandinavian design. I prefer simple shapes and comfortable forms. Bright colours and small contrasting details are used to create a uniqueness to each piece.