Creativity and Collaboration are equally important, and Simon Moore delivers both in spades. Since I began working with Simon in 1988 I have developed a passionate understanding of glass. He has taught me how to feel the qualities of the material, and go with them rather than against them. We began by realising details for my interiors but soon moved on to produce distinctive, highly collectable pieces. In the UK I have followed him from workshop to workshop; in Italy he introduced me to working in Murano. We have realised countless projects including limited edition pieces for Salviati and for my own studio. And there is no sign of any let up in our activity together; I have the feeling we will always have a project in the pipeline.

Nigel Coates July 2011.