I work at the potter’s wheel, specialising in large bowls and one off pieces I also make slab rolled work including wall hangings and square dishes.
My work I decorated with a range of oriental glazes, these are applied quickly by dipping and pouring in different combinations which fuse together in the heat of the kiln. Currently I am investigating using local materials from quarries, clay seams and wood ashes in my glazes.
Work generally available from:
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere.
Fififofum Gallery, Newton, Nr Corbridge, Northumberland.
The Leach Pottery, Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.
Platform Gallery, Clithereo,
The Stour Gallery, 10 High Street, Shipston-on-Stour.
The Round House Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire
Work is also available from my workshop at Holme Mills
Gavagan Art : Broad Horizons
October 20, 2018 to December 24, 2018
2007 Unfold Design Collective.
2006 Professional Member Craft Potters Association.
2005 Northern Potters Association
2009 'Legacy,' Leach Pottery, St Ives.
Bally Duff House Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire.
'A Winters Tale' Imagine Gallery.
Selected Ceramics Shows:
2008/9 Ceramic Art London.
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.
Potfest in the Park.
Rufford - Earth and Fire.
Oxford Ceramics Fair.
Design Show Liverpool
2008 Farfield Mill (as part of the Unfold Design Collective)
The Stour Gallery - Exhibition with Hugh Stoneman and Breon O’Casey.
Design Show Liverpool.
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate.
2007 ‘NPA at the Lund’ - The Lund Gallery.
Bright and Bold’ - Stokoe House Ceramics.
Blackwell Arts and Crafts House.
Northern Hot Pot’- Bolton Museum and Art Gallery.
2006 ‘North of Watford’ The Platform Gallery.
‘Celtic Influence’ The Stour Gallery
‘Colour Mix’ – Arteria
2005 The Stour Gallery - Exhibition with Sandra Blow, Betty Blandino and Chris Buck
2004 National Craft Gallery of Ireland.
2010 - Winter Ceramics Courses – The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.
2008 - Visiting lecturer – Cumbria Institute of Arts.
2006 - Visiting lecturer - Manchester Metropolitan University.
2009 - Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Best Stand Award
2008 - Arts Council Development Award towards the construction of a gas fired kiln.
2005 - Princes Trust business start up Loan. Distinctly Cumbrian Development Start Up award.