Born & brought up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Aileen learned Sandblasting techniques in Crieff from Stuart Strathearn & was taught the Art of Hand Engraving Glass by the late Artist Andrew Lawson Johnston in Strathdon from 1982 – 1990.
Aileen has since March 2015 decided to continue her glass engraving as a hobby only, having worked from her home in Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, where with Artistic flair & imagination she created one-off pieces of Hand Engraving since 2008 . Throughout that years she has exhibited with Creative Cairngorms & The Cairngorms Farmers Market in The Cairngorm National Park & surrounding areas. Along with bringing Glass Engraving to a local After School Group & local SWRI Groups
Aileen became a Craft Member with The Guild of Glass Engravers in May, 2009.