“My sculptures are inspired by nature and human industry. Using stoneware, porcelain, slips and metal oxides, I work instinctively making forms that possess raw and refined qualities - the incidental marks that occur during this time direct my making process.

 

Starting with slabs and then scraps of clay I build a hollow form, the pieces of clay are joined together a bit like a collage, then paint with vitreous slips and fired repeatedly until the surface and the form are balanced. These works appear bleached out and weather worn; referring to corroded stone and metal. The pieces are constructed and then cut down and re-joined, modelled elements evoke old paint palettes and sculptors remnants.

 

In his book ‘Ceramics’ Philip Rawson said,

“Each pot represents a primal interweaving of matter, human action and symbol.”

 

Through my studies the vitality of traditional craft and the role of clay in civilisation became significant for me. I am interested in the narrative of sacred and profane clay artefacts and the notion of the unknown craftsman."

 

Education and Awards

City Lit/ London Met. University, HE Diploma Contemporary Ceramic Practice 
Newcastle University, Fine Art BA (Hons)   

Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen  

 

              

 

 

 

Employment

Ceramics Technician

Freelance Gallery assistant

 

About

Studied Fine Art Sculpture BA at Newcastle University subsequently completing the two-year Fine Art Diploma in Contemporary Ceramics at the City Lit in London.

Work has been exhibited in London at Morley Gallery and the Zetter Hotel, New Designers, Klay London and at Innovations in Ceramic Art in Cambridge.

Selected finalist of the International Open to Art Competition 2017, selected work shown at the Officine Saffi Gallery in Milan.

 

Exhibitions and Competitions

2019

White Noise Projects at The Crypt

2018

 

Hawks Road Open Studios 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th June

Kingston

KT1 3DF

 

2017

Craft Central, 24th - 30th July, London

 

Selected Finalist, Open to Art International Competition, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan February 2017

 

2016

Innovations in Ceramic Art, 5-6 November 2016, The Guildhall, Cambridge

 

 

London Potters Annual Members Exhibition, 29th November - 14th December, Morley Gallery, London

 

Klay London Pop-up Gallery, March - September, Malden Rd, Camden

 

Solo Show, Zetter Hotel, May 29th - July 9th, London

 

2015

London Potters Annual Exhibition, November, Morley Gallery, London

New Designers 24 - 27 June Business Design Centre, London

City Lit Ceramics Diploma Final Show 30 July - 4 July Candid Arts Trust,  London

 

2014 London Potters Annual Exhibition, 2 -16 December, Morley Gallery, London

2013 London Potters Annual Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London

Surbiton Festival

2012 Foodie Restaurant, Surbiton

2011 Surbiton Natural Health Centre, Surbiton

2010 Gallery 56 Surbiton

Shortlist, Royal Academy Summer Show

2008 Prospect Bursary Show, Designed and Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2007 University of Newcastle upon Tyne BA Fine Art Degree Show

2006 

Lime Street Open Studios, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Long Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Jahresaustellung, Akademie der Bildendenkuenste, Munich

 

Press

London Potters Twitter - June 18th 2015

 

 

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