I have been working in clay for over 25 years, making work for sale, exhibition and retail. I have taught in a variety of institutions including Central St Martins and University of Brighton as well as commissions from the Liverpool Biennial and consultant to Turner Prize winners, Assemble.

In the last few years I have set up and run an open access ceramics studio called Baltic Clay which is situated in Liverpool. This studio provides access to space and equipment for ceramic artists and classes for beginners.

My work explores the darkly playful side of childhood toys influenced by medieval illustrations, Japanese anime and ritual costume. I’m interested in creating characters that are both ordinary and fantastical suggesting an everyday, mythical world where extraordinary is commonplace. These are creatures and beasts that only exist in fairy tales and folklore.

These narrative works are a combination of press moulded forms with hand built additions that exploit the natural surface textures of the clay and are then layered with oxide and underglaze washes that give the works an illustrative feel to them.

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Selected Exhibitions, Retail and Commissions

 

12th - 15th October

Accepted for Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

July 15th - 27th August 2017

Three Wonderbeasts selected for Myths and Legends - Summer Showacase exhibition at Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff

July 1st - 10th September 2017

Work selected for Liverpool Art Fair.

June 3rd  - October 1st 2017

Work selected for I See a Creature- Showcase exhibition at Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

March 2017 - ongoing

Pocket Moongazers stocked in Manchester Gallery Shop

July 2016

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial to fabricate ceramic pieces for international artist Jumana Manna for Tate Liverpool

January- March 2016 

Ceramic Consultant to Assemble- advice and process development for their ceramic handles range

August 2015 

Selected to show Sentinel as part of ArtMerseywide's Best of the North West

January - March 2015 

5 day residency at Cardinal Heenan School funded by Lord Mayor's art Fund

2014

Willow Pattern City mugs developed with designer Chris Nelson and Moorland Pottery  on sale in Walker Museum and Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool. 

October 2013 

Willow Pattern City Highly Recommended as part of Country Homes and Interiors Business Competition

September - January 2013 

AA2A Residency at Hope University. Exhibition at Capstone Gallery with work developed through the residency

July 2012 

Large scale ceramic and glass wall panel for Sheldrakes Restaurant in Wirral. Made with Leandra Holder

September 2010 

Fallen Stars - three interactive pieces commissioned by Leicester City Council for Held in the Hand project

June 2010 

Winner of Art on the Network open competition with Liverpool Plate - permanently installed on St Michaels train station

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