?My work in ceramics takes many forms depending on the intended placement.I often focus on domestic contexts in which my work ranges from decorative tiles and plates to small figurative sculptures presented as miniature worlds in tableaux form.
I also create larger sculptural pieces designed for public placement. For instance I have recently been commissioned to create a wall piece using ceramic and mosaic in order to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee at St Martins Church in Dorking.
I often incorporate references from the past, such as historical figures, artifacts and events, in order to inform my work, thus enabling a conversation between the source material and the contemporary concepts the new body of work explores.
The opportunity to make new work in historical contexts , either through site-specific pieces or by placing contemporary work within historical settings, is, therefore, very appealing to me and reflective of my approach to ceramics more broadly.
CV & Education
2006 - Pastoral Scene for their Crafts Collection, Brighton and Hove Museum, Brighton
2006 - 'Daughters of Albion', Trinity Church, Sloane St, London
2015 - Leaving Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2014 - The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham.
2013 - Surrey Contemporary, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames
2012 - 'Unravelling the Vyne', The Vyne, Basinstoke, Hampshire
2012 - 'Man and Beast', Contemporary Ceramics, Gt Russel St, London
2010 - Must have a little... Decadence, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
2010 - Unravelling the Manor House', Preston Manor, Brighton
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2016 - Jubilee wall piece for St Martins Church, Dorking
2013 - Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Texas,
2012 - Multi-media tile project with all local schools, Dorking Museum, Dorking
2013 - Tile Project for Cranleigh Health Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey
Competitions, prizes and awards and residences
2016 - Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall, 2 week residency
2015 - One year residency at Ochre Print Studio Guildford
2012 - Arts Council Grant for 'Maggs beneath the covers'., Maggs Bros, 50 Berkeley Sq,, London 2011 - 2011
Received an award from The Craft Charitable Trust for mentoring with Carol McNicoll