Effie's tactile and textured works made in glass often use everyday natural objects. Like an alchemist she transforms them through the traditional techniques of casting, gilding and engraving into unique miniatures which fit into the palm of your hand.
“My current artistic practice has become about the need to have a much deeper connection with the natural world and through the process of casting, about preserving natural objects in a precise moment of time, creating a series of earthly treasures."
“I spent part of my childhood living in a museum. Since that time, I have been fascinated by collections and how things are protected, curated and displayed."
“My work is about the impulse to collect but also in turn it is made to be part of a collection, to have a dialogue with the things it is placed next to.”
Effie was born in Sheffield and lives and works in North Yorkshire, UK. She has an MA in Art in Context and BA (Hons) 3D Design (glass with Ceramics) University of Sunderland.