Thrown and Hand built slipware. Including: tiles, sculptural forms and table- ware
Work generally available from:
Sizergh Castle National Trust shop
Yew Tree Barn , High Newton.
Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre. Sedbergh.
Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, Benet Street, Cambridge
Made in Cumbria Gallery shop, Finkle Street Kendal and Rheged Penrith
I am registered with Creative Futures and am available to work as an artist in education settings. I am also available to do workshops and demonstrations.
I use Spendcroft red earthenware clay and a white ball clay slip into which I either dip, pour or paint a leather hard pot, the slip is some times used quite thinly allowing the red clay to show through.
After bisque firing I use a lead sesquisilicate clear glaze and fire in an electric kiln to 1100 degrees.
I came up to the Lake District as a student in the early seventies and was, enthralled, excited and inspired by its natural beauty. During the next twenty years or so I juggled my love of painting and drawing with bringing up 3 boys, and full-time teaching.
My passion for ceramics was born about fifteen years ago when I encountered a wonderful ceramic blackbird by Anna Adams at Abbot Hall Art Gallery (the bird is now a permanent resident at Blackwell). I then began making ceramics under the guidance of Mike and Vicky Eden.
I set up my own workshop in 2007 converting the garage under our house which is set in an AOB between Silverdale and Arnside
I sell my work through different galleries in the Lake District and North West and exhibit with Bay Potters, Northern Potters and Green Door Studios.
I am registered with Cumbria Arts In Education and Creative Partnerships and am available to work as an artist in education settings. I am also available to do workshops and demonstrations.