Born in Cape Town, I moved to London as a teenager. I studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University followed by Art at Central St. Martins in London. With my husband Ralph Lazar, I packed in my ‘proper job’ and moved to the Seychelles in 1999, where we set up, a graphic art licensing company. Back in London in 2003, the Glass Cathedrals concept was born.

Main influences:
1978 Age 6, I came across sparkling shards of glass by a vandalized car, & collected them for future use.
1982 Saw a trapeze artist in sparkling white fall from his swing to the ground.
1991 Read about the glass church in Oscar and Lucinda in my English A-level.
1999 An architect friend gave me a chewed-up miniature figurine, I fell in love.
2003 I put the figurine in a wooden box and…

Since 2010 we have lived in Marin, a half hour north of San Francisco.

Some other work stuff I’ve been up to lately:
Published Happiness is… books, stationery and products with
Chronicle Books based on our popular Facebook page.
Started Bread and Jam, a little girls’ clothing line with my best
friend Sof, as an excuse to dress our daughters in pretty frocks.