My work is a combination of many media starting with ceramic pieces to which I add turned wood and metal wire. I use stoneware and raku to give me my initial forms, which I then add the wooden handles and stoppers, attached with wooden pegs and wire.
I have always been drawn to japanese chawan and yunomi teabowls. The simplicity of form combined with tenmoku glazes are my present focus and theme of work. Developing form and surface texture through applied underglaze slips and additions of bamboo and wire.
I am presently exploring gas/wood firing with simple shino and ash glazes on uncomplicated direct forms allowing the nature of the clay to develop honest pots, working with shapes that feel natural and unforced.
- Studied at Wolverhampton poly 1978-81 BA hons Ceramics
- Birmingham Poly PGCE Art Ed 1982
- taught art in Sheffield 1982-93 retired through accident at work lead to complete withdrawal from all things ceramic until 2006
Member of NPA South East from 2006 to present
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NPA selected exhibition Northern Hot Pot Bolton Museum 15th Dec 2006 – 10 Feb 2007
NPA selected exhibition Yorkshire Wolds Gallery 1st July – 6th Sept 2009
NPA selected exhibition Rufford Gallery 30th March – 9th May 2009
NPA selected exhibition Thoresby Gallery 12th July -31st July 2010
NPA selected exhibition Platform Gallery Clitheroe 11th sept – 30th Oct 2010
Potfest in the Pens 2011