“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
Freelance Gallery assistant
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
Upcoming in 2019
White Noise Projects at The Crypt
Robert Phillips Gallery
Hawks Road Open Studios 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th June
Craft Central, 24th - 30th July, London
Selected Finalist, Open to Art International Competition, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan February 2017
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
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
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
Lime Street Open Studios, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne
Long Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Jahresaustellung, Akademie der Bildendenkuenste, Munich
London Potters Twitter - June 18th 2015