My making is an impressionistic response to place and experience, specialising in hand building techniques with a focus on the vessel form, texture and surface decoration. I work from photographs, memory and observed detail.
Finely rolled slabs of clay are subtly manipulated to lend fluidity to the forms. Decoration may include mark making, impressed textures or mono printing, the addition of found objects, such as, nails or wire, but overwhelmingly the clay provides a canvas for painting. Beginning with a background of underglaze or slip, I build layer upon layer of glaze, oxide and stain with a brush, highlighted with a trademark dribble of glaze.
I work with stoneware and porcelain clays fired to 1260c in an electric kiln.
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2017: Selected for the London Creative Network programme, funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund, with Cockpit Arts, SPACE and Photofusion
2014: Selected for the Crafts Council Hothouse #4 funded by the Arts Council
2014: One Year On at New Designers.
2011: New Designers. Awarded highlight of the show by WGSN Home-build Life, the leading global trend forecaster.
Guest speaker: Crafts Council Hothouse #5 2015
Workshops: Crafts Council: Inspiring the Future 2016
Guest speaker: Cit Lit Ceramics Diploma Graduates 2017
2011: HE Diploma in Fine and Applied Art: Ceramics, awarded by City Lit/ London Metropolitan University.
Tutors: Sara Radstone, Annie Turner, Robert Cooper and Dan Kelly.
1983: BA (Hons) History of Art and Design:
Manchester Polytechnic, Buffalo State University, New York and The Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, New York, USA
1984 onwards: Career at BBC Radio: Researcher, Producer and Editor, winning Gold and Silver Sony Radio Awards; and BBC Television: Assistant Producer.