Wheel-thrown decorative domestic slipware, made from earthenware. I make ranges of patterns and colours that relate to one another, so that customers can pick from them to build a set that is unique to them. I use repeating patterns using motifs such as hoops, circles etc which are mainly
inspired by textiles such as vintage clothes and soft furnishings.
Work generally available from:
Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The City Gallery, Leicester
Focus Gallery, Nottingham
Gallerytop, Matlock, Derbyshire
Rufford Craft Centre Shop, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire
Thoresby Gallery, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Blue-Ginger, Malvern, Wores
The Bottle Kiln, West Hallam, Derbyshire
The Harleston Gallery, Harleston, Norfolk
All pieces are fired twice in an electric kiln, the final firing being to 1100c.
I moved from managing a contemporary art gallery in central Nottingham to setting up my business in October 2004. I am mostly self-taught, having learned the basic technical skills during six months of a BTEC in ceramics in Hornsea, London.