My first workshop was set up in Gloucestershire in 1976 where I made domestic stoneware and later small decorative pieces in high-fired porcelain. In1985 I became interested in Raku and smoked lustres and worked with glazed Raku for a time.
I am no longer making Raku, having been working for about twenty with this technique I felt that I needed to change my work, and now have returned to High firing and am making coiled, slab built and some thrown pieces
Work generally available from:
Contemporary Ceramics Shop, London
Gloucester Guild Shop, Cheltenham
and, by appointment, direct from the workshop.
New work can be seen on the web sites of:
Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen
South Wales potters
I am using a mix of porcelain and various coarser clay bodies, and
incorporate coloured clays as I build.
The colour is coiled in or rolled into the slabs which are then constructed. I fire at 1260o in an electric kiln and after bisque and high firing I sand and polish using diamond pads
25 January 1937
Alexandra College, Dublin
Belfast College of Art
Hornsey College of Art
National Diploma in Design (Ceramics and Printed Textiles)
Art Teachers Certificate, Hornsey College of Art.
1964 to 1966 - Ceramics teacher at Parliament Hill Comprehensive School.
1966 to 1995 - Various Adult Education Classes in Ceramics. Gloucester College of Art and Stroud College of Art.
1978 to 1985 - Part Time Lecturer on full-time Workshop Pottery Course, Stroud College.
Fellow of Contemporary Ceramics.
Member of Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
South Wales Potters Association.