Who I am
I am an academic, an author and an artist.
I am also descended from an ancient Venetian family which, through my relationship with glass, finally closes the circle with my forebears.
My career has taken several distinct paths: The first as a mechanical engineer; a profession that has given me the certainty that technical knowledge, combined with curiosity, leads to creative endeavour.
The second path took me into the corporate world as a leadership development specialist. This is where I encountered the strategies and structures of business and learned how human systems can be productive – and not so productive! In parallel, I trod an academic path and gained a PhD in adult learning as a transformative process.
Alongside all this, I have also been developing my glass artistry. I am now drawing from my studies, my experience, my inspiration - and the echoes of my ancestry, to form an enterprise that combines creative and business principles to bring glass art to a wider audience.
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‘There is now considerable proof that the light and colour of interior spaces will influence a wide range of emotions, making people feel more, or less, alert, interested, happy and confident. ... Light and colour are not only a matter of vision. They penetrate deeply into our minds and bodies, affecting us to an extent that is seldom realised.’