I work mainly in stoneware and I love throwing forms on the wheel. I also enjoy hand building by pinching & coiling. My work is mainly concerned with form, organic & sculptural and often inspired by the practice of life drawing.
The work I am currently doing is naked raku.
The work I am producing mainly is unglazed and referred to as naked clay either through raku or smoke firing processes.
Erwood Station Gallery, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales. www.erwoodstation.com
Sota Gallery, Witney
Octagon Galley at Whichford Pottery
You can also see my work on Facebook if you are a member.
Horsehair raku is a process of heating up burnished & polished pots in a raku kiln & pulling them out almost red hot.
Horsehair, feathers & sugar are then carefully placed on the pots which instantly ignite to leave a carbon imprint and smoke marks on the pots. The shine is then enhanced with beeswax.
The pots are for decoration purposes only as they are not glazed & therefore not waterproof.
I'm a trained Science Teacher and made my first pots during an evening class in 1997. Over the years I have completed various courses and also attended workshops at various potteries including Wobage, Ruardean Garden and Ridings.
2008 - NOCN Award in Art & Design - Level 2 Ceramics
2009 - NOCN Award in Art & Design - Level 3 Ceramics
2015 - Select Showcase 23-24-25 October
2015 - Made in Leamington 17th & 18th October
2015 - Art in the Park 1st & 2nd August, Making and raku demonstrations
2015 - Stratford Home & Garden Show 17,18 & 19th July
2015 - Warwickshire Open Studios 4,5,9,10 &11th July, Raku demonstrations
2015 - Ceramics in Charnwood 17th May
2015 - Erwood Station Gallery From April
2015 - Leamington Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery Shop April 2015
2014 - Locally Made November
2014 - Made in Leamington 18/19th October
2014 - Discover Gather Give 5th October
2014 - Melbourne Festival Arts Trail 13/14th September
2014 - Ceramics in Charnwood 18th May
2013/14 -Crafted at Christmas @ New Brewery Arts (Nov - Jan)
2013 - Warwickshire Open Studios, July
2013 - Ceramics in Charnwood, May
2010 - Warwickshire Arts Week, July
2010 - Leamington Studio Artists Summer Show, July
2010/09 - Best of Show Exhibition Warwickshire College, July