Whether it’s vessels or figures, my work is all about character and storytelling. I hand build with an off-white stoneware clay and aim for a looseness of style which celebrates the nature of the material and exposes something of the techniques used. I enjoy the ‘in the moment’ creative decisions that have to be made when working in this way. It’s what makes each piece unique. I also aim for an element of ambiguity in my subject matter, suggesting a narrative, but allowing the viewer enough space to question, interpret and begin to create their own narrative.
I have taught locally for many years, running the Art Department at Chiltern Edge School and the Ceramics Department at The Henley College for a while. My most recent post was in the Art department at St Bartholomew’s School in Newbury. I now spend most of my time in my studio creating work for gallery’s, shows and commissions. I still enjoy teaching and can also be found running workshops and evening classes locally (details below).
This year I’m represented by several galleries, including Bell Fine Art in Winchester, Fitch and Fellows in Thame, New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester and Bluestone Gallery in Hay on Wye. I’m also a guest artist at Studio Vault in Settle and at Baxter Gallery, Dartmouth (May/June ’23). You can also find work in my Etsy shop.
You can also join my mailing list here to get occasional updates about my shows, talks and workshops.