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
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.