Over the last 8 years I have carried on developing my career by exhibiting through a number of galleries and exhibitions. A real highlight of my career was to get into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2012 and since then I have exhibited 7 times at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. I make my living from selling and teaching.
The main theme of my work is the transformation of materials which echo the forces, metaphors, substance and history within the Dorset landscape and urban destruction. Pushing materials to extremes is fundamental to my work. I use exciting and unpredictable techniques combining porcelain, slate, corrosive materials and minerals using the kiln as a time machine to scar and erode my pieces. Experimentation is essential to my work and I am constantly trying different methods of making to keep my work exciting and fresh.
Inspiration for my work is from the Jurassic coast where I was born, urban destruction – images of war zones, architecture, paintings, sculpture, found objects. Each piece of work is a unique hand built piece which is then multi-fired to 1280 degrees to get the results I desire. The apparent fragility and hidden strenght of working with porcelain is something that fascinates me.
CV & Education
I have exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and on six occasions at the Royal West of England Academy.
I carry out workshops in my studio on a one to one basis, small groups and in schools and other organisations. This is ongoing.
My next show is the Battersea Affordable Art Fair with Foss Fine Art. March 2016
I am working on a project here in Bath and have been asked to make a ceramic piece in response to a place in Bath. The work will result in a book being published and an exhibition towards the end of the year. March ongoing
I have been invited to be part of an exhibition with the Swindon Museum of Art whereby 10 ceramicists chose a work from their art collection and make a piece of work inspired by that choice. This will result in a show at the Museum in September. 20th September 2016
I am part of the educationt team at Bath Artists Studios and have recently carried out funded workshops with Age UK. Last year I worked with Action on Hearing Loss. These workshops culminated in an exhibition of the participants work at The Roper Gallery at Bath Artists' Studios.October 2015
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