Functional Stoneware vessels.
Inspiration is taken from urban and rural landscapes particularly with regard to building sites and the changing environment.
Work generally available from:
Best Cellars, Dentdale, Cumbria.
Wensley Gallery, Ramsbottom, Bury.
Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria.
Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley, N.Yorkshire.
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Manchester City Art Gallery
Please see my website for details of the nearest outlet to you
Exhibitions Officer for the Northern Potters Association.
Oxidation firings in Electric Kiln. Biscuit - 1000°C. Glazed Stoneware - 1240°C.
Slabs of clay are built up into vessels or press-moulded to form platters. Another process may incorporate slip cast/altered forms.
My love of asymmetry is portrayed through simple abstract designs in both form and pattern. On the drawing board at the moment are various printing techniques including screen printing. I am also playing with linocuts to produce textured, patterned clay surfaces which may be decorated with coloured slips or oxides before glazing.
My glazes continue to develop over time with experimentation & modifications to recipes.
I started pottery classes in 1980 while bringing up a family and after graduating from university I set up in business.
Over the years I have explored many techniques; there is always something to learn and even more to improve upon, this makes for a wonderful vocation.
B.A. Hons. Ceramics Art and Design
7307 Teaching Qualification.
D32 and D33 Assessors Qualification