I make domestic pots specialising in teapots and other drinking and pouring vessels, with a focus on forms that feature open handles as an alternative to the closed loops conventionally used in ceramics.
I aim to create pots that have a sense of movement and balance in the way they look and feel and that are pleasurable to handle and use; for a design to be successful it should have the potential to stimulate the imagination, whilst compromising as little as possible on function and ergonomic efficiency.
Both the shapes of the pots and the way they are made owe much to my longstanding interest in aviation and the precision of engineered objects: I have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the 1970s and the forms and structures of flight remain major influences. Though working in a European modernist tradition, I draw on ideas from a variety of ceramic cultures and periods, as well as contemporary architecture’s varying approaches to reconciling form and function..
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.
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
Gold Coast City Gallery, NSW, Australia: 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Exhibition
Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Germany: Ceramics of Europe 13
St Michaels, Discoed: Contemporary Ceramics
Kammerhof Museum, Gmunden, Austria: European Ceramics
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany: Keramik Europas
'Saltglaze' Loes & Reinier, International Ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands,
‘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