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The nature of visual perception is rich and ambiguous and can stimulate extraordinary sensory experiences. Fawkes’s glass sculptures express the sensations created by the interactions of the visible and invisible possibilities of place.
The late Dan Klein described Fawkes  work as “self-explanatory narratives full of feeling and content, communicating without any need for words, delighting the eye and setting thought processes in motion.”

Fawkes  began her studies in glass with  a clear sense that glass was  the material that would enable her ideas to be realised. She graduated  with first class honours in 1998  from the University for the Creative Arts and  on graduating she worked for Colin Reid full time for a year.
In 2000  she established  a studio with  Richard Jackson  in Gloucestershire, UK.  In 2005, feeling the need to realise bigger works, they moved to their current location, (still in the Cotswold town of Stroud) where they have a large, well equipped glass studio that enables them to undertake challenging projects of notable scale.
Since 2000 she has worked continuously as an artist practising in glass. She has an extensive international exhibition profile as well as having created many site specific artworks for both interior and exterior locations.

She is currently  a visiting lecturer at  The Royal Danish School of Design,  Bornholm,  Denmark and  throughout  her career has lectured on the following programs:-  BA and MA  Contemporary Craft  at  University for the Creative Arts, UK, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK and Escuela del Vidrio, Lan Granja de San Ildefonso, Spain.

She has received  several awards  for her work from  Arts Council,  England (2000, 2001 and 2003),  Crafts Council, England (2000 and 2004) and the Department of Trade and Industry, UK (2005).  Most recently she has won a prize for a  large scale collaborative work with  Richard Jackson from  The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers,  London (2012).
Her work is represented in private, corporate and public collections worldwide, including Mastercard USA and London, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland, M.A.V.A., Madrid, Spain, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.