The form and influences for my work came from a close study of the processes of growth in nature - used as a metaphor for our own aspirations processes and discoveries in our lives.
The early work is primarily sculptured out of unfired brick often in a soft and fluid way to create site specific pieces that act as a sensual counterpoint to the rectilinear world we live in. Landscape and locality inform all aspects of my work as an artist.
I work part time as a landscape architect as Green Dreams where my work has included one off sculptural play areas, landscaping improvements including shared space and community gardens for social housing projects in Lambeth and Southwark as well as sensory gardens for special needs schools in Hertfordshire.
2007/8 Certificate in Landscape Design, University of Greenwich
1997 Permaculture Design Course, Findhorn Foundation
1992 M(Des) Architectural Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art
1991 BA Hons Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art
1983 BA Hons Economics, Durham University
1999-present Art and Land Sculpture workshops, various sites and age groups
1994/98 Part-time Lecturer, Department Of Art And Design, Worcester College Of Higher Education
1994/95 Schools Workshops, VIth Forms In Schools Across Worcestershire
Areas of work:
Tertiary education Adult education Exhibiting Lecturing Private commissions Public art Residencies Visual arts consultancy Lottery applications Project management Workshops Working with architects
CV & Education
2005 - The Ground Beneath our Feet, Otterton Mill, Devon
2004 - Clay in Bloom, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
1996 - Installation Garden Of Earthly Delights, Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey
1995 - Series Of Ceramic Platters, Malvern Library Festival Exhibition
1994 - Ceramic Wall Pieces, Worcester College Of Higher Education
1993 - Ceramic Contemporaries, Victoria And Albert Museum
1993 - New Designers Show, Business Design Centre, Islington
2005 - Artist in Residence, Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset
2003 - Artist in Residence, Thorncombe Wood, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset
2008 - Educational sustainable garden, Britannia Village School, Canning Town, East London