I started making ceramics in the 80ís, inspired by the work of Janice Tchalenko and Sabina Teuteberg. I continue to enjoy working with colour and glaze to obtain exciting finishes on shapes which have their roots in both Japanese ceramics and 1920ís glass. Ceramics which can be used or just admired.
Domestic and exhibition, porcelain and stoneware. Hand thrown with colourful slips and glazes( with some one off figurative sculptures).
Work Generally Available from:
Blandscliffe Gallery, Whitby.
Bluestone Gallery Devizes, Wilts.
Culross Pottery and Gallery Fife.
Harlequin Gallery, Taunton.
Gallery at 500Feet, Lynton, Exeter.
Mouncey Fine Art, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
Newcastle Arts Centre.
North East Artists Collective, Eldon Gardens, Newcastle on Tyne.
Michaelmas House, Market Bosworth.
Thornthwaite Gallery. Cumbria.
Off the Wall Gallery Corbridge.
Wow Gallery, Dorking.
Yarmouth Gallery, Isle of Wight
Domestic and exhibition, porcelain and stoneware. Hand thrown with colourful slips and glazes( with some one off figurative sculptures)
Fine Art Degree, Sunderland Art College. I worked in the theatre for 3 years in Newcastle making Props. When the theatre closed and freelance work dried up, I worked in retail display management and design for a furniture store then for John Lewis in Newcastle. 12 years later I set up my own pottery and have been supplying shops and galleries for the last 20 years.
Group Exhibitions, N.P.A. or Christmas Exhibitions
Collins Gallery Glasgow.
Booth house Gallery Holmfirth.
Batley Art Gallery.
Globe Gallery N.Shields.
Mercer Gallery Harrogate.
Cleveland Craft Gallery.
Church Museum, Hartlepool.
Green Gallery, Buchlyvie.
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
Byard art Cambridge,
Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts.
New Ashgate Gallery Farnham.
I have a PGCE (PCET) and teach Adult Ed. And family groups at longbenton community college, North Tyneside; and Bensham pottery CC.