Dreya was born in Africa and lived in Lagos until her 9th birthday when her family moved back to Cornwall.
Moving at such a key age shaped her passions and future in so many ways. Having always been in swimming pools and the sea in Africa the love of water intensified on the beautiful beaches and in the crashing Atlantic surf of the Cornish Coastline.
Dreya discovered glass by accident, through her landlady whilst studying at Falmouth art college. Falling instantly in love with the look and the process of working with glass she decided to specialise in Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea.
“Its colour, its reflections and translucent quality instantly captured my heart. To me it has a similar quality to water. It is enigmatic you can look at it, or through it. It is there and not there and can create a potent visual effect, either opulent or subtle. I love the challenge of designing for different buildings, interiors and people, whether a large architectural piece or an intensely personal small piece. “