Although originally a printmaker, Niki has always loved learning new techniques. Whilst studying for an MA at Oxford Brookes she was introduced to glass fusing by local artist Lorna Prudden. Although she learnt many other techniques during the course, it was glass that really captured her imagination.
The subsequent work, on display here, is inspired by frequent trips to Cornwall; the Portholes reflecting the Cornish fishing industry and the smaller pieces by the art and colours of St Ives, particularly the work of Terry Frost and Patrick Heron. The window sticks are an attempt to capture a fraction of the magic of Heron’s Tate Gallery window, a place where she has always found inspiration.