My glass is an abstract representation of the world around me, with echoes of land and sky, earth and air – a curve of green hills, the rolling blues of the sea, wings straining against a north wind.
I work with the optical lightness and colour play of the glass – it is by turns bold, luminous, ephemeral, vibrant, colourful, subtle. It is a solitary, introspective, medium-focused work which by its very nature cannot be rushed – there is plenty of time to pause, reflect, layer and adjust. Most of my pieces involve multiple firings where layers of design are added at each stage.
Living and working on a smallholding in west Wales I am surrounded by the most wonderful inspiration. I step out of the studio to gather hawthorn, oak and ivy leaves to encase in glass; I look up and spot a pair of ravens skyfalling in dazzling sunlight; I look down and gaze through the reflective surface of the pond to the life teeming in the layers beneath.
Moriath Glass – Moira White
Nant, Cwmpengraig, Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5HY