I’ve always loved art and was doing a lot of art at high school. I did a TAFE course in Applied Art and Design. I was thinking of doing illustration. I love drawing – I love kid’s books.
I was at a Uni Open day in Melbourne at Monash; the glass studio is hidden away on the seventh floor. I saw people blowing glass and my jaw hit the floor and that was it. I thought ‘Oh my God, I have to learn to do that.
’I’ve got two lines of work in Generate. I’ve got production work I’ve been making from time as an Associate here and some of my exhibition pieces are a little bit jazzed up; more special and high-end things. It’s nice to not have to worry about cost or how much time a project is taking.My exhibition work and production work are pretty different. I think my production work is a lot lighter and can be a bit more playful, or I’m looking at the qualities the glass has, so I work in a more rational way. My exhibition work mostly comes from dream experiences that I’ve had.