With perfume bottles my aim has been to move away from traditional blown shapes to design pieces that use simple graceful forms together with precise use of colour and colour combinations. Over the years I have designed and made a wide range of studio glass based on the perfume bottle. I am still exploring unusual techniques in an attempt to create forms well removed from normal glass blowing.
Once you reduce the the form of the bottle down to a container (or two!) an opening and a stopper you can let your imagination run riot. That’s what I love about the idea. As long as functionality is not of prime importance and you think sculpturally about the form you can do so much with the key elements. The body of the form can be completely changed by the introduction of the stopper and the relationship between these two can often lead a really fascinating journey into design.