Marin County, California 2019
I was born in Cape Town, and moved to London as a teenager. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University I studied Art at Central St. Martins in London.
Back in London in 2003, an architect friend gave me a tiny chewed-up, spat-out figurine, who I lovingly placed in a wooden box. Suddenly, life was breathed into that careworn man. And with that, the “Glass Cathedrals” concept – magical miniature worlds in boxes – was born.
All sorts of odd, funny, poignant and wonderful things started happening in Glass Cathedrals.
Then I began recreating real people in miniature, capturing relationships, moments & places. Including some oh-so-famous peeps (who shall remain nameless, mostly)… The full portfolio of designs and special commissions is housed on a separate website, viewable here.
I moved with my family to Northern California in 2010. At that time, my work began to be shown by galleries at art fairs from London to San Francisco. To date, I have made and sold literally thousands of Glass Cathedrals, which now sparkle in homes all over the world.