I make saltglazed domestic pots - with a particular interest in teapots
and other such pouring vessels. My original training as an aeronautical
engineer is a strong influence on my practice, both in the way I
construct and fire my work and in the sense of physical and visual
balance I aim to achieve in its design.
The bodies and lids of my pots are thrown and turned, and the spouts and handles are slipcast. I then assemble the pots from these components. After biscuit firing I spray on slips, glazes, and stains in varying thicknesses and intensities before saltglazing them to 1280°C. During this final high temperature firing handles are supported by a scaffolding arrangement of clay pillars and kilnshelf joists to prevent collapsing..
Work generally available from:
The Gallery at Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds .
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell St
And direct from my studio. Please see my website for details.
I have wide experience of teaching and am available for demonstrations and workshops.
Diessen Potters Market : Diessen International Ceramics Market
May 29, 2014 to June 01, 2014
Keramiekmarkt - Swalmen : 14th Ceramics- and Pottery Market in Swalmen, Holland
June 08, 2014 to June 09, 2014
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2014 at Rufford
June 20, 2014 to June 22, 2014
International Oldenburg Ceramic Fair : Oldenburg - 32nd International Ceramics Fair
August 02, 2014 to August 03, 2014
1971 - B.Sc.(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Manchester University
1976 - Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Southampton University
1976/94 - Career in social work as a practitioner, manager and university lecturer
1997 - B.A.(Hons) Workshop Ceramics, University of Westminster (Harrow)
1997 to Present - Maker and part time teacher in adult education
Professional Member, Craft Potters Association
Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum
Art Workers Guild, London
‘Shades of Blue’ at Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Gt Russell St.
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Winter Bleu
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery: RBSA Open Ceramics
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk: Christmas Exhibition
The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester: The Salt Show
Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Denmark: Keramik Europas 12
Kammerhofmuseum, Gmunden, Austria: Keramik Europas 12
Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff: Teapotters
Saffron Walden Museum: A Handful of Potters
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany: Keramik Europas 12 – Westerwald Preis 2009
Pyramid Gallery, York
Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter: Clay 16
Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth, Yorks: A Pinch of Salt
Bermuda Society of Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda International Contemporary Ceramics
Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex A Joyous Glaze
Musee de Carouge, Geneva: Concours International de Ceramique de la Ville de Carouge.
Gallery H, Arnside, Cumbria.
Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk
Parnside Mill, Harlow, Essex
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2006.
Galanthus Gallery, Hereford.
Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Yorks
Crafts Council Gallery, London and touring the UK: Table Manners; International Contemporary Tableware
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Christmas Chimes
Rufford Craft Centre, Notts: Salt and Soda
Cone 9 Gallery, North Berwick, East Lothian
Andenne, Belgium: Marche International de Potiers, 9th Biennale de la Ceramique
Celf Gallery, Swansea
Royal Exchange Theatre Gallery, Manchester
Royal College of Art, London and touring the UK: Ceramic Contemporaries 4
Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastliegh, Hants: Now We’re Cooking
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2002
Jan '10 - Bucks PottersAug '09 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Jan. 09 - Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
May 08 – Anglian Potters
July 07 - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
May 07 - ClayArt, Llanrhaeadr Hall, North Wales
Sept 05 - Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
March 05 - Wey Ceramics Group
March 05 - West Forest Potters