I specialise in making bespoke porcelain cake stands.
I’ve had a long interest in the presentation of food, working with porcelain, and previously, reduced Chinese glazes on large platters, teapots and latterly, small dessert dishes, breakfast sets and pedestal bowls.
I enjoy working with the strength and fluidity of porcelain to create small 4” cake stands to a larger 14” stand.
Work available from:
I work to commission only.
Audrey Blackman porcelain, 1200 degree C.
2009-present: there are several strands to my practice as an artist.
- Artist in Residence, Leigh Community Centre, Essex, UK.
- Landscape forms, Raku: www.getfiredup.org
- Mixed media works: www.madelainemurphy.com
- Installations and sculptural commissions www.hanmanmurphy.com
Teaching and learning
15 years in the Further and Higher and Secondary sectors, leading HND in Ceramics at South Essex College, Essex, UK, alongside my own studio practice.
2006 – 2009 MA Contemporary Fine Art and Pedagogy, Goldsmiths
2002 QTS Status, Anglia Polytechnic University
1996-1997 PGCE, University of Greenwich (FE/HE)
1995 MA Ceramics, University of Wales
Large scale sculptural and figurative work, earthenware
1994 BA (Hons) 2:1 Fine Craft Design, University of Ulster
Chinese glazes on functional and presentation ware
1992 NCEA Diploma, Ceramics and Textiles
Wheel thrown sculptural smoke fired forms
Selected member of Anglian Potters
2012 - Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe (forthcoming)
2012 - Cambridge Contemporary Art
2011 - Glucksman Gallery, Ireland
2011 - Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk, UK
2011 - Dolby Gallery, Northants, UK
2011 - Saltburn Artists Projects, Saltburn On Sea, UK
I teach 1:1, or larger groups with a range of clients from private groups to artists and schools.
2012 “Shrines to childhood sweeties (beach huts)” Permanent collection, Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Chelmsford Museum
2012 - Commission: Sparks Will Fly, Rochford District Council, UK