Andrew and David first met at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent in 1974. Having previously studied ceramics (Andrew at Rotherham College of Art and David at Hartlepool College of Art), they were studying for an honours degree in Multi Disciplinary Design. This course allowed them to explore a variety of media including textiles, photography, graphics, jewellery, glass and ceramics.
After experimenting in the glass department they soon found a common interest in working with hot glass and blown glass in particular. Under the guidance of James Roddis and David Reekie (Course Tutors) and Stan Gill (Master-glassmaker) they started to develop a close working relationship.
Based in the King Street Studio Workshops in Pateley Bridge, despite having worked together for such a long time, Andrew and David have managed to maintain their individual creative identities, finding personal inspiration in subjects as diverse as the landscape, architecture, the sea and even bubbles in the bath.
Andrew and David have endeavoured to perfect their glassmaking and design skills for over 30 years and this has culminated in a body of work which is both unique and distinctive.
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