My work is inspired by my love of nature and the flora & fauna of the North Kent marshes where I live.
I like to use the structures & textures found in natural forms juxtaposed with textures from found objects to produce an unusual but affordable range of work which is both decorative & functional.
I mostly use fine porcelain clays which reflect the delicacy of the textures and soft colours. Some glazes are used but I mostly rely on soft oxide washes, underglaze colours & coloured clays to enhance shape, texture & form.
Ferrers Gallery : The Great British Garden
May 08, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Farnham Maltings : Farnham Festival of Crafts - with ceramics
October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015
Hay Makers Gallery, The : Christmas Exhibition
November 15, 2015 to January 06, 2016
Various porcelain clays are used, including paper clay. Colour is provided by a variety of oxide & underglaze colour mixes & glazes.
All work is handbuilt using a variety of techniques & fired to 1260c in an electric kiln.
My work is available at:
- Dunlin & Diver 112 High St., Deal Kent CT14 6EE
- Lazy Hill Gallery, Chapel Lane, Abbotsbury, Dorset. DT3 4LF
- Number Seven, High St., Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HB
- Turner Contemporary, Rendevous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
- The Craft & Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AB.
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorks, WF4 4LG.
- The Shire Hall Gallery, Market Sq., Stafford, ST16 2LD.
- Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
- Adore Contemporary Boutique, 31 Church St., Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3EQ.
- The Hare & The Hen, 11 Deepdale Market, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB
And the following fairs:
The Festival of Crafts , Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU0 7QR 17 & 18th October
Since graduating from UCA in Three Dimensional Design/ Ceramics in 1972 I have spent my working life running production workshops, teaching ceramics to adults, children up to A-level standard and students with learning disabilities.
I also set up 2 sheltered ceramics workshops for adults with learning difficulties in collaboration with Kent Social Services.
- East Kent Open Houses 2013
- East Kent Open Houses October 2012
- Made in Faversham at Creek Creative June 2012