Following on from my Brain Series, Blood Series is a collection of vessels created during my residency at De Montfort University, based on Scanning Electron Microscope images of my own blood.

Playing the role of a facilitator, I am intrigued to let the heat and weight of the glass dictate how the piece evolves when left to hang, using gravity as an essential tool in the creation of their final form. 

Each vessel is blown with three layers of colour, which are later revealed in the cold working of the pieces. Dramatic cuts on the opening of the vessels creates a harsh contrast to the organic, flowing forms, but a cascade of lenses softens the transition between the two.