I studied Sculpture at Sheffield Hallam University from 1998 to 2001 gaining a BA in Fine Art. After graduating I started a family, bringing up my three children, a constant source of inspiration! In 2015 I began working with and assisting my father, David Reekie, who is a glass artist. In October 2015 I started to make my own cast glass work, using the lost wax technique. I am an active member of the Contemporary Glass Society, exhibiting work in their online exhibitions and have also been picked to exhibit my work in a few of their selected exhibitions. At the same time I have work in other UK commercial galleries.
My work reflects my family life; these mischievous, colourful glass sculptures have evolved from drawings inspired by playing with my children. I want my work to be bright, child-like, and playful, each one subtly hinting at the emotions, feelings and thoughts I have in day to day life. The trolleys are carrying objects, found or made by myself, to represent certain chapters in my life. I would like the viewer to be drawn to the sweet, cheeky, individual characters of these mice and hope they raise a smile!
With my more recent work, I have incorporated found objects with my glass mice. I like to use old discarded or found items which have an unknown history and a story to tell. Finding these objects gives me inspiration and ideas for my work. Transforming them into a pieces of art, changing their purpose and giving them a new lease of life. In doing so, I want my pieces of sculpture to tell their own stories.