Wheel thrown oxidised porcelain. mainly black and white.
I throw a basic shape then turn the life out of the poor pot and finally cut it in an attempt at resuscitation, the attrition rate is high but not as high as it used to be.
Electric Kiln 1240-60°ish. Mostly single firing.
1998-2001 Kent institute of Art and Design. Ceramics B.A(Hons)
Nurse, wife, mother, playgroup worker, classroom assistant, student, other things I've forgotten, ceramic person.
2001-2012ish I was very lucky to work from the Old Reed Bed Studios during this time thanks to my great friend and inspiration Jean Lowe, unfortunately life overtook us all and that period has passed and we've all had to move on. Jean is now living and making in Bath.
So now I work from my beautiful garage at home. I have recently found a studio in Chatham(west end studio's) where, although i can't do any clay work, I can have a good play at being arty, paper and paint, and enjoy some artistic company. It may not be clay but hopefully everything I do feeds into everything I do.
2012/2013 Art in Clay Hatfield
2012/2013 Art in Clay Farnham
2010 Black and Gold. Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
2009 Without Colour. Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
2008 Canterbury Art Fair ’08, Canterbury
June 2007- Crosscurrents, mixed exhibition. Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable.
Aug-Oct 2006 - First Sight Showcase, Hove Museum.
May 2006 - Collaborative exhibit with textile artist Alison Partridge, Rochester Cathedral.
Feb-March 2006 - Craft Cabinets. Southill Park, Bracknell.
July 2005 - Ceramics Southeast, Aylesford Priory, Kent.
April-June 2005 - Look Again, Rochester Art Gallery.
Dec 2004 - Made in Clerkenwell-Christmas Open, Islington
Dec 2004 - Christmas at the Old Reed Bed
Dec 2004 - Gifts at the Brook. Brook Theatre, Chatham
Nov 2004 - Merry Makers. Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex
Aug 2004 - Ceramic Open. Southill Park, Bracknell
Aug 2004 - Contemporary Connections.Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery
Jun 2004 - South East open Studio's
May 2004 - Collected Medway. Brook Theatre, Chatham, Kent
Nov 2003 - Made in Clerkenwell - Christmas Open, Clerkenwell Green Association, Pennybank Chambers Clerkenwell, London
Nov 2003 - Christmas at the Old Reed Bed
Nov 2003 - Mixed Exhibition with Samphire Group, Cumberland Hotel, Whitstable, Kent
Nov - Dec 2003 - Christmas Show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Aug 2003 - Two Potters down the Estuary. Kent Potters Gallery, Maidstone
Jun 2003 - South East Open Studios
Apr - Jun 2003 - Sacred Cups - Rochester Craft Case
Dec 2002 - Christmas at the Old Reed Bed
Jun 2002 - South East Open Studios
Jun 2001 - New Designers - Business Design Centre, Islington
Ceramic Review No200. March/April 2003. A Potters Day.
Homes and Gardens. February 2005. China White.
Breaking the Mould:New approaches in Ceramics. Black Dog Publishing. 2007.