I make porcelain pots using a combination of throwing and slab building techniques.
Platters, bottles and vases are favourite forms. Currently, I am also exploring some stoneware clays with porcelain slips and glazes, which, though connected, have quite a different feel.
I play with edge lines, gestures and finger markings into soft porcelain, enjoying off-round, oval and rectangular shapes as much as the round.
After the pots are made, I use multiple layers of high temperature glazes to work with the forms, building up colour, visual and tactile depth.
Glazes include celadons, fluid wood ash glazes, high silica white and a copper red used for highlights, fired in a gas kiln to 1300 degree in reduction.
I was born and grew up near Cologne in Germany before moving to England in 1986.
Since 2008 Selected Member Craft Potters Association UK
Since 1998 Studio in Wood Dalling, North Norfolk
1993 -1997 Warehouse Artists Studios, Norwich
1990 – 1993 Camberwell School Of Art, London, BA (Hons) Ceramics, 3D Design
Available at forthcoming events shown on studiopottery.co.uk
Also, direct from my studio in North Norfolk, visitors are very welcome.
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2016 Ceramics in Southwell
2015 Norwich Cathedral, The Hostry, Norwich (NCCS selected makers)
2015 Innovations in Ceramics, Cambridge
2015 Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell St., London
2015 Art in Action, Waterperry nr Oxford (demonstrator ceramics)
2015 New Work, Rushlight Gallery, Reepham, Norfolk
2014 Art in Action, Waterperry nr Oxford (demonstrator ceramics)
2014, 2013 Oxford Ceramics Fair (CPA) , Oxford and previously 2011, 2009
2014, 2013 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
2013 Earth and Fire International Ceramics Festival, Rufford, Nottinghamshire
2013 Forge 2 Gallery Exhibition, Culworth nr Banbury
2012 Craft Showcase, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2012 Earth and Fire International Ceramics Festival, Rufford, Nottinghamshire and previously 2011, 2010. 2009, 2008
2011 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, Ceramics Open exhibition, five platters (Ceramic Review prize winner)
2011 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2010 – 2011 Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell St, London
2010 ‘Potter of the Month’, Octagon Gallery, Whichford, nr. Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
2009 Exhibitor in ‘Salthouse 09’ curated by Simon Martin “Sea, salt and fire – six salt pans” an experimental project including clay, salt/seawater, found materials and saggar firings, recorded in artists book (NCC Arts Fund Award)
2005 Art in Clay, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
1996 ‘Ceramic Contemporaries 2’, V&A Museum, London
1995 Large grey platter, Norwich Castle Museum
1993 Installation ‘Queue’, series of one hundred bottles, Norwich Castle Museum
1998 - 'New British Design 1998', p.12, Mitchell Beazley (pub.), London.
2005 - Ceramic Review Issue 211 JanlFeb 2005, p14.
2005 - Salthouse 05 Catalogue box set.