Originally from the UK, Kimmyg revealed her creative flair at a young age and has spent her life exploring several mediums. In the 1970s, a favourite pastime was visiting The Bead Shop in London’s Covent Garden, where she spent many hours admiring handmade beads. This early experience sparked her love of exquisite lampworked beads and led to further exploration of this medium and the process of flameworking.
For 30 years, Kimmyg has worked with glass, initially leadlighting, then creating unique glass beads and the creation of bespoke jewellery; working with silver was another skill she added to her toolbox. She also produces fused and slumped kiln work, each piece a work of art in its own right. She is one of the few artisans who continue to create sophisticated handmade glass beads despite an influx of cheap machine-made imports. Kimmyg has a passion for creating work that reflects the natural world around us, she is fascinated by the elegant dance between light and colour, particularly in glass.
Those familiar with Kimmyg’s larger pieces, eg, leadlights, remark that her designs are instantly recognisable due to their movement and attention to detail.
Now based in Dulong, Queensland, Kimmyg works from her home studio and is happy to discuss private commissions by appointment.