Kimmyg brings a deep understanding of colour, form and pattern to her glasswork, informed by a lifetime of creative endeavour ranging from couture design to fabric dyeing. She is moved and inspired by the infinite possibilities glass affords to create functional pieces rich in beauty and meaning.
Originally from the UK, Kimmyg revealed her creative flair at a young age and has spent her life exploring several mediums. In the 1970s, a favourite pastime was visiting The Bead Shop in London’s Covent Garden, where she spent hours admiring handmade beads. This early experience sparked her love of exquisite lampworked beads and led to the pursuit of her now signature art form.
For 30 years, Kimmyg has worked with glass, initially leadlighting, then creating unique glass beads strung or wired together to create bespoke jewellery, as well as kiln work, each piece a work of art in its own right. She has cemented a reputation as one of the few artisans who continue to create sophisticated handmade glass beads despite an influx of cheap machine-made imports.
A skilled artisan with a passion for creating work that reflects the world around us, she is fascinated by the elegant dance between light and colour that occurs when she crafts each of her pieces. Those familiar with Kimmyg’s work remark that her designs are instantly recognisable due to their movement and attention to detail.
Her work includes handmade glass beads, fused glass, glass jewellery, lampwork, leadlight and kiln glass homewares, including platters, plates and bowls.
Based in Dulong, Kimmyg works out of her home studio and is happy to discuss private commissions by appointment.