This latest work explores male form, and like previous work made on the female form is made in groups and explores a narrative between the figures.
Many of the larger figures are drawn together by looking upwards. I wanted onlookers to engage with the work and have their own ideas as to the meaning of the poses and narrative between the groups of figures.
Work currently available from:
Number 9 Gallery, Birmingham.
Gallery at Bevere, Worcester.
The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon.
Holmfirth Art Market : Art Market at Holmfirth - Two Sundays, Different artists
June 12, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Latest figures are slabbed, pinched and modeled in a variety of coloured clays. Surfaces are painted with terra sigillata, slip and engobes and then a small amount of oxide and areas of glaze is added for contrast. Work may be fired many times to build up a surface with depth.
Education and Qualifications
1998 - 2000 - University of Wolverhampton. Master of art in ceramics.
1989 - 1990 - Portsmouth Polytechnic BA (Hons). Fine Art /Sculpture.
1997 - 1989 - Medway College of Art and Design. Kent. BTEC Higher National Diploma in Ceramics.
1985 - 1987 - Plymouth College of Art and Design. National Diploma in Craft and Design.
I am always exploring new ideas and developing my own figurative work, and am a part time lecturer in ceramics at Dudley College, Old Swinford Hospital School, Leasowes School and community centre.
Feb 2010 - Easter Exhibition Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon.
Aug 2007- Art in Clay at Hatfield house.
April 2004 - ‘Threads' The Living gallery, Stourbridge.
Aug 2001 - August 2003 Summer Ceramics. Number 9 Gallery, Birmingham.
Oct 2000 - 'Figuratively speaking'. The Wiseman Gallery. Oxford.
June 2000 - New Designers. Islington . London.
Feb 2000 - Wolverhampton ceramics M.A. Show.
Feb 2002 - Birmingham Botanical gardens. Birmingham.
Aug 1999 - ‘Horizons 99'.
Aug 1999 - The Crystal Glass Centre. Birmingham