I have been working with glass since 1992 and flame working has always been my main interest. I completed my trade test as a Scientific Glassblower in 1996 and went on to study for my A-levels at the Glass Craft and Design College in Kramsach (Austria) which I completed in 1998. There I worked with a number of tutors, including Rudi Gritsch (Bullseye Specialist), Wilhelm Bernhard (Glass Painter), Heinrich Uffelmann (Scientific Glassblower) and Markus Stricker (Scientific Glassblower).

After finishing college I moved to Edinburgh (Scotland) to work as a glassblower on a fixed term work placement of eight month. Having fallen in love with Scotland I decided to stay there instead of returning to Austria and I worked in the field of Scientific Glassblowing on and off for the following five years.

In 2005 I decided to extend my knowledge in the field of glass and re-enter full time education. Edinburgh College of Art’s Glass Department, headed by Ray Flavell at the time, was the ideal choice and I specialized in hot-formed glass. I graduated in 2008 with a First Class BA(Hons) Degree and was offered a full scholarship to continue my studies.

I completed my Postgraduate study in 2010 with a Master of Fine Art Degree with Distinction and I now work as the resident glassblower in the Chemistry Department of the University of Hull.

Glass is a material that is adaptable to many uses and functions. It is a delicate and fragile material but at the same time a common structural component due to its transparency and strength. Combining my skills as a Scientific Glassblower with the Art of Neon is a logical evolution for me and my work. Neon Signs usually consist of text and images. I am experimenting with different contexts, and more subtle narratives constructed out of glass and light. One of my research subjects is psycho-geography and the use of maps in art. With my work I want to transfer the passion I feel for the material to the audience and show the potential of glass which reaches far beyond the craft context.

Current Group Exhibition:

Red Gallery @ POP Princes Mall, 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
05 August 2014 - 05 January 2015

Selected Previous Group Exhibitions:

UK Glass, Glass Museum GlazenHuis, Lommel, Belgium
06 April 2014 - 14 September 2014

International Glass Art Exhibition 2014, Zwiesel, Germany
09 August 2014 - 05 October 2014

ASCUS@Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
05 April 2014 - 20 April 2014

British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, West Midlands, 2012

Young & Loving Retrospective, Bergen, Norway, 2012

Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Winners Exhibition
16.11.2011 - 09.12.2011, Royal British Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RA

50 years of Studio Glass from Great Britain
06.05.2011 - 06.11.2011, European Museum for Modern Glass, Rosenau 10, 96472 Roedental, Germany

Stanislav Libensky Award 2010
23.09.2010 - 28.10.2010.2010, Queen Anne's Summer Palace, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Young & Loving
10.09.2010 - 24.10.2010, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway

Glass at the Glass Works
03.09.2010 - 30.09.2010, O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd., Glasshouse Loan, Alloa FK10 1PD

British Glass Biennale 2010
27.08.2010 - 11.09.2010, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands, UK

Edinburgh College of Art MFA Degree Show, 11.06.2010 - 20.06.2010

MFA Group Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art, 16.03.2010 - 25.03.2010

Migrate, 30 years of Scottish Glass, 04.07.2009 - 01.08.2009, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EB
Touring 8th August 2009 to 21st March 2010
St Fergus Gallery, Wick Library, Sinclair Terrace, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5AB
Iona Gallery, Duke Street, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1JG
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS

“Light, colour, form” @ The Gallery, West Kilbride, 20.09.2008 – 25.10.2008

Homes and Interior Show, Craft Scotland Stand, Glasgow, 29.08.2008 – 31.08.2008

Scottish Widows HQ, Edinburgh, 14.07.2008 – 28.07.2008

New Designers, London, 02.07.2008 – 06.07.2008

Edinburgh College of Art, Degree Show (Undergraduate), 12.06.2008 – 24.06.2008

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Previous Solo Exhibition of selected Drawings and Paintings:

Edinburgh College of Art, 06.06.2009 - 01.10.2009