I am inspired by organic forms and in my work I try to emphasise the contrasts between the natural world and man-made elements.
Work generally available from:
Coastal Creatives, 103 Southborne Grove, Southborne
Cranleigh Arts Centre, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey
Bluestone Gallery, 8 Old Swan Yard, Devizes, Wilts
Clandon Pottery, Cherry Cottage, Back Lane, East Clandon, Surrey
Apple Gallery, 3 Wharf Street, Godalming, Surrey
Guildford House Gallery, 155, The High Street, Guildford, Surrey
Strawberry Fish Gallery, 155 High Street, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
North Street Gallery, 24 North Street, Clapham, London SW4
Net Loft Gallery, The Harbour, Porthleven, Cornwall
Gwen's Gallery, 1 Milton Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex
Sark Glass, Take Two, Sark, Channel Islands
Sculptures in the South, Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
Serena Hall Gallery, 16 Queen Street, Southwold, Suffolk
Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, University of Swansea, Swansea, Singleton Park
Chase Art Centre, The Platt, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Bell Fine Art, 67b Parchment Street, Winchester, Hants
I worked in architecture and interior design until 1990 when I had to
give up full-time work for health reasons. I turned to pottery and
realised that playing with mud suited me exactly, giving me a creative
outlet with three dimensions. I first took lessons when I was living in
Hong Kong, surrounded by oriental influences which may pop up
occasionally in my work.
Since returning to England, I have set up my own studio, obtained the City & Guilds certificate in Ceramics, joined the Wey Ceramics Society and become their Workshop Secretary. For the fourth year running I have taken part in Surrey Artists Open Studios, and I am the co-ordinator for Guildford East.
Most recently I have been involved in setting up Kaleidoscope, a multi-craft cooperative for locally based artists. We held our first exhibition at The Gallery in Chertsey in November 2000, and last year we had five successful shows together.
My training in architecture helps to explain why I enjoy working in a 3-dimensional medium; clay has now taken over and pottery has become a passion. Sometimes ideas come fully formed into my head, sometimes I develop a piece directly in clay. At the moment most of my work is handbuilt; I enjoy the slower, more thoughtful pace of the process as opposed to working on the wheel.
April - Denbies Gallery, Dorking
May - Cranleigh Arts Centre (display cabinets)
June - Surrey Artists Open Studios
June/July - Fountain Gallery, East Molesey
June/July - Lipinski Gallery, Shere
July - ‘Fresh Art', Business Design Centre, Islington
October - Haslemere Museum
November - Cranleigh Arts Centre
November - South Hill Park Christmas Craft Fair, Bracknell
December - The Garden Room, Guildford House Gallery
December - Riverside, Richmond