Ailsa is a well established artist specialising in fused glass and ceramics. She studied ceramics at Cardiff University graduating in 1999 with a first class (hons) degree and is now based back in Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast in the UK. The beauty of the Whitby area is reflected in her creativity, capturing the land and seascapes in bold, abstract and tactile forms. Ailsa's ceramic work incorporates a variety of wheel thrown, hand building and carving techniques which concentrate on form rather than function, clay is never weighed and her work is always cut and carved freehand to ensure each pieces individuality. Ailsa's glass work also tends to be more sculptural in nature with emphasis on shape and light created through kiln casting and fusing techniques. Alongside more traditional methods of glass making she also recycles discarded glass, up-cycling and transforming trash into treasure; the thought and technical processes are as inspiring as the forms themselves and her work is constantly moving and changing as she push at the boundaries of possibility.