CV

Artist Statement

After graduating I concentrated in using porcelain clay and throwing which were my preferred medium due to the challenges and aesthetics of the final pieces. Themes portrayed within my work reflect my personality and outlook on life. I want the viewer to resonate with the work so that it evokes emotions and communicates nostalgia and memories. 

However In the last year due to hip pain I have been hand-building with white  scarva clay and really enjoying coiling.  Stream-line shapes, vibrant colours and modern sgraffito designs belie little of the root of the technique but are grounded by ancient coiling, incising and slip decoration.

Education

2005-2009 BA (Hons) 3DD Contemporary Craft/ Ceramics, University of Creative Arts, Farnham.

Teaching

2004 -2014, Adult Education day and evening classes Tutor at  Guildford and Woking. Adult Community Learning at Surrey County Council.

2010 Aim Higher Days at University of Creative Arts, Farnham.  www.ucreative.ac.uk

2009 Short course 2 day Porcelain Throwing at University of Creative Arts, Farnham.

2009: De-Stress Day: 16 members of staff at Wey House School, Bramley

2008 Shadow Catch, Part of the Big Draw, community project for West Street Potters, Farnham, www.weststreetpotters.co.uk

2007/2008/2009 Aim Higher Taster Day´s teaching schools the benefits of University education in creative arts.

2008 – 2010, Kiln Club Farnham, Deputy Chairman

This club offers a group of like minded makers 4 firings a year, from raku to wood firings. 

 

Work Experience

2009 Assisted Ashley Howard with his show at Winchester Cathedral.

2008 Assisted Steve Royston Brown, 2 short course in Ceramic Printing, UCA, Farnham.

2007 Assisted Francoise Dufayard Art in Action and Art in Clay – Dufayard Ceramics

2006 Assisted Ashley Howard Art in Action. – Art In Action

2006 Assisted Peter Hayes at Art in Action. – Raku firing – Peter Hayes

 

Stockists

2010- to date The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT http://www.the-ropewalk.co.uk