Working in glass gives me the opportunity to undertake architectural commissions. I am especially interested in making contemporary works for historic settings, and in making architectural glass work in collaboration with local people and facility users.
In 2012 Rachel Phillips and I undertook a major commission for Cadw to make three stained glass panels for Conwy Castle, a 12th Century World Heritage Site in North Wales. Since then Rachel and I have formed the Architectural Glass Partnership Studio Melyn and have worked on a number of commissions together, including making a stained glass window for Skokholm Island Bird Observatory. In 2015 we installed eight panels for a sheltered housing scheme in North Pembrokeshire and recently we completed 5 stained glass windows for Beaumaris Castle in North Wales. We are currently working on a mirrored glass installation for a 12th Century Chiurch in Blewbury, Oxfordshire which celebrates bellringing in the parish.
I have also worked with children in Ysgol Ger y Llan, Letterston and Narberth C.P. School to make permanent glass work for their schools. I am passionate about the power of creative engagement with glass to enable individual children to learn new skills, to work as a team, to gain self esteem, and ultimately to produce a piece of artwork which they are extremely proud of and which demonstrates their contribution to their community. More information about my work with schools is available on the Schools page of this website.