I take my inspiration from wildlife especially birds along with my travel adventures. This is expressed in my glass design through imagery, colours and textures. I have been a member of the RSPB (Royal Society for The Protection of Birds) for as long as I can remember. My love of wildlife started at junior school with our caretaker who used to plan lunchtime wildlife trips. Seeing my first ever kingfisher had me mesmerised and I find it such a rewarding hobby to this day.
Developing new skills and experimenting with the glass is an exciting part of my progress so you can expect ongoing new and original designs.
Inspiration behind the Collections….
2023 – There hasn’t been a single collection this year and that certainly reflects my year. There have been several mini collections and experimental one-off pieces. Mainly because I spent a lot of time wedding planning. I’m now Mrs Elisa Dodd 🙂
Tidal 2022. The sea is used as a mood enhancer for many of us and I am no different. I wanted to create the feeling of a calm sea on a bright sunny day with the waves just gently lapping on the shore. Using gentle aquas and green glass and then bold abstract white lines to represent the waves – Tidal was created.
Urban Bee Collection 2021. Lockdown hit and all my fabulous travel plans got cancelled. I spent many hours in my garden and watched the bees on my campanula. I watched their ditsy movements and resonated with their resilience and team work. Therefore it was the ideal choice for my latest collection.
I just love Spring Blossom and have been desperate to use a stunning pink and purple colour palette. The smell of Spring and the bright colours. Blossom Collection represents those perfect sunny Spring Day flowers.
Lava Collection was inspired by my backpacking adventures in Chile 2019. We travelled through the lakes and got to see live volcanoes smoking while enjoying fabulous wine. I wanted to express the texture of the volcanic rock and used warm colours.
I was fortunate enough to visit Botswana in 2018. The scenic view of the Okavango Delta is something else. We visited in wet season so we had the lush green vegetation and flowing tributaries of water which I have depicted in my Delta Collection.
Living near Langstone Harbour is wonderful. The landscape at sunrise with the wading birds was the inspiration behind my first collection in 2017 – Coastal Curlew Collection.