I try to communicate the enthusiasm for what I do within my work without overindulging in concept or philosophy. I like throwing and think of my work as a continual exploration of the throwing process, but I also believe that the variety of other techniques available should be exploited.
I embrace the opportunity to produce something new every day, whether it is a variation on something I have already made or to throw something
Currently I am enjoying reconstructing thrown pieces and I continually look to blur the boundary between the decorative and functional. Using a limited palette of coloured slips, I define and enhance the form and surface of my pots through sgraffito markings while also continuing to investigate raku and smoke firing processes on porcelain.
Thrown earthenware,Smokefired + Raku.
Work Generally Available from:
Yorkshire sculpture park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire
The Millyard gallery, Uppermill, Saddleworth Moor.
Hollow Creations, Ingelby Cross, North Yorkshire
Craft and design centre, The Royal Exchange theatre, Manchester
The Gallery- Hornsey's, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Makey and Pearson, Horbury, Wakefield.
Electric kiln – firing to 1120c with a small palette of clear and tin earthenware glazes .
A former pig farmer, I returned to education in 2002. Gaining a first class honours degree for MMU 3D design I now work as a 3D design technician / demonstrator at Batley school of art and design.
10 / 2007 : Origin, the London craft fair, Sommerset House,The Strand, London
07 / 2007 : Northern Potters Association @The Lund Gallery, North Yorkshire
05 / 2007 : Clayart Wales, Denbigh,North Wales
09 / 2006 : " North by North Wales "Rufford crafts centre, Nottingham.
08 / 2006 : Potfest in the Pens. Penrith
05 / 2006 : Clayart Wales, Denbigh, North Wales
03 / 2006 : Lancaster arts and craft initiative New creators exhibition - PAD, Preston and Burnley Art gallery, Burnley
07 / 2005 : Contemporary British Ceramics, Arts creative, Chesterfield
06 / 2005 : Earth and Fire, w/ MMURuf ford crafts centre, Nottingham.
06 / 2005 : New Designers, Business design centre, Islington, London.