I was born and raised in Lincoln, and attended Lincoln College of Art. I then went on to Manchester Polytechnic, and have been a self-employed potter since 1988.
All my pots are hand thrown and constructed pieces, fired in an electric kiln generally to stoneware temperatures 1260C - 80C.
My work has always centred around the teapot. It is a form which has intrigued me since college; so simple and yet so flexible. It has expanded to include whole sets.
More recently I have been looking at the physical relationship of the pieces themselves, which has led to work like Concerto for Clayrinet and The Chemystery of Clay and Bassoon.
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2016 at Rufford
June 24, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2016
July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Current Work Available from:
The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery, Sheffield
Craft Shop, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Buckenham Galleries, Southwold
Harding House Gallery, Lincoln
Where I Fell in Love Gallery
Rye Art Gallery, Rye
Wow Art Gallery, Dorking
- Honourable Mention Prize at 4th International Small Teapot Show at Saddleback College Art Gallery in California for one of two teapots selected.
- 2nd prize in 2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, "Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery Society Award of Merit Prize"
- 13th Hatfield Show, Studio Pottery.Co.UK Award for Excellence 2007
- Winner of The Glamorgan Purchase Prize for Ceramics 2005
- Honourable Mention, World Ceramic Biennale, Korea 2005
- Honourable Mention, World Ceramic Biennale, Korea 2003
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, South Korea
Robert Pinchin Collection, Stoke on Trent Museum
Newark Town Hall Museum, Notts
Shepparton Art Gallery, Australia
2008 - 'Temptation', Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2008 - 'British Crafts Autumn Exhibition', Chiswick Town Hall, London
2008 - 'A Joyous Glaze', Rye Art Gallery, Rye
2008 - National Eisteddfod Wales, South Wales Potters, Cardiff
2008 - The 14th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield
2008 - Taiwan Ceramics Biennale International Competition, Taiwan
2008 - Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Australia
2008 - Third International Small Teapot Competition & Show, California, U.S.A.
2007 - 25 Years: The Archive, The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
2007 - Christmas Exhibition, Where I Fell In Love Gallery, Shipston - on - Stour
2006 - The 12th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield
2006 - Potfest In The Park, near Penrith
2006 - Rhythm (with Paula Rylatt ), Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2006 - Going Potty, Royal Exchange Theatre Craft Shop
2006 - Wales Showcase in Hong Kong, Wales World Nation Events
2005 - The 11th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield
2005 - Ceramics Purchase Prize 2005 (Winner), Wales Millennium Centre
2005 - The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
2004 - The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
2003 - The 9th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield
2003 - Ceramic Showcase: Mugs as Celebratory Vessels, CCDG Leeds