In earlier years I made a living from silver jewellery-making which has encouraged an impulse to mix materials so, using stainless steel wire in combination with simple forms and clean lines, I hope to produce black and white ceramics with a striking visual impact.
This work is influenced in part by such things as the human figure and Modernism. I trained at Harrow 1993-1996 and from shared workspace at The Chocolate Factory, Hackney, since then.
Date of Birth:
Awards: 2003 Contemporary Ceramics Elected Membership to Craft potters Association.
Education: 1993-96 BA Hons Workshop Ceramics, Westminster University, Harrow, Middlesex
2002 Morley Gallery, Southwark London Potters
2002 Geffrye Museum, London Ceramics In The City
2002 Wellbeloved Gallery, Dorset Back To The Rock
2001 Artmonsky Arts, London Group Show
2001 Red Gallery, Hampshire Group Show
2000 Morley Gallery, Southwark London Potters - Urban Ceramics
2000 Chocolate Factory Open Studios, Summer and Christmas
2000 The Old Bakehouse Gallery, London Potters - Members selected + Hants, Courtyard/Conservatory Exhibition
1999/2000 Old Spitalfields Market, Stallholder, London
1999 Warburg Dillon Reed, Hidden Art Exhibition, City Merchant Bankers
1999 Geffrye Museum, London, Best of Hackney
1999 The Chocolate Factory, Open Studios, Summer and Christmas
1999 Morley Gallery Southwark, London Potters - All Change
1998 Craft & Design Gallery, Leeds, Invitee
1998 Forty Hall, Hertfordshire, Craft Show
1998 S.C.O.L.A, Sutton, London Potters - Members Selected
1998 Chocolate Factory, Open Studios Summer and Christmas
1997 Candid Gallery, Contemporary Design Sale Facts Benefit
1997 Atelier 18, Nottinghamshire, Downhill to Christmas
1997 Eton Applied Arts, Berkshire, Celebrating Christmas
1997 Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, Art in Clay Ceramics Festival
1997 Clissold Park, London, Group Show
1997 Chocolate Factory, Open Studios Summer and Christmas
1996 Eaton Applied Arts, Berks, Best of Harrow Ceramic Graduates
1996 Atrium Gallery, London, All Fired Up, Degree Show, Westminster University
Travel: Nationally, No Internationally, No
Studio visits are welcome.
The forerunners of these pots were hand-built from unprocessed brick clay and worked in a manner that created very craggy and eroded rough textured surface qualities.
The black glazed vases which I now make have a more restrained surface treatment, nevertheless thrown from coarse stoneware clay where the grain is lifted on subsequent turning and scraping processes raised textural qualities result. In contrast my white glazed vases have a silky smooth feel.
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