I have worked in Raku for over fifteen years exploring the glaze surfaces on a range of sculptural and figurative work. I build experimental Raku kilns and holds events and workshops.
In the last three years, I wanted to return to making functional work, and I have developed a range of porcelain tableware and cakestands. I want to capture the strength and fluidity of thrown porcelain, focusing on design and functionality.
Work available from:
Estuary Gallery, Leigh On Sea
Ardmore Gallery, Ireland
Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk
Commissions and Teaching:
I undertake commissions in mixed media and project manage funded socially-engaged artworks. I am available for talks, demonstrations, teaching and workshops.
Audrey Blackman porcelain, 1200 degree C., clear glaze with stains.
I have taught for 15 years in the Further and Higher and Secondary sectors, leading HND in Ceramics at South Essex College, alongside making and exhibiting ceramics and sculptural works.
2006 – 2009 MA Contemporary Fine Art and Pedagogy, Goldsmiths
2002 QTS Status, Anglia Polytechnic University
1996-1997 PGCE, University of Greenwich (FE/HE)
1995 MA Ceramics, University of Wales
Large scale sculptural and figurative work, earthenware
1994 BA (Hons) 2:1 Fine Craft Design, University of Ulster
Chinese glazes on functional and presentation ware
1992 NCEA Diploma, Ceramics and Textiles
Wheel thrown sculptural smoke fired forms
Selected member of Anglian Potters
2012 - Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe (forthcoming)
2012 - Cambridge Contemporary Art
2011 - Glucksman Gallery, Ireland
2011 - Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk, UK
2011 - Dolby Gallery, Northants, UK
2011 - Saltburn Artists Projects, Saltburn On Sea, UK
2011 - Ceramics: The Technical Stuff, CoExist at TAP
2011 - Surfaces in Ceramics, Henrietta Barnett School for Girls, North London
2010 - Set of Odd Volumes, workshops for Westborough Primary School, CoExist at TAP
2010 - Artists Books, Henrietta Barnett School for Girls, North London
2010 - Raku, Bushukan Ltd, Essex
2001 to 2011: Leigh Art Trail, Essex, Exhibitor, Education Co-ordinator 2003-2005, Events Organiser 2010-2011
2012 - Commission: Sparks Will Fly, Rochford District Council, UK