Dorneris a ‘mid-career-change
to glass from a long career in publishing. She is particularly
interested in the painterly qualities of pāte de verre, from the
intricacies of jewellery to large-scale architectural projects.
design motivation originates
in the unseen fragility of the construction of the human body
contrasting with an outer robustness, which finds a parallel in the
qualities of glass.
has developed an innovative technique exploiting the painterly qualities
of pāte de verrepicked up on a bubble of hot glass
and manipulated to make swirling colour gestures and to paint in light.