I have spent most of my working life making ceramic jewellery. On the point of giving up working with clay altogether a twist of fate, a couple of years ago, made me return to practising what I specialised in during my training and what I enjoy the most which is making one-off pots.
I now make slab-built sculptural ceramics, the majority of which are a playful take on classical container forms, especially the bottle. These pieces, particularly when displayed in groups, have an animated almost human air about them.
Although I work from templates slight variations in assembly make each piece unique.
Most of my work is glazed and then raku fired (a Japanese firing technique carried out outdoors). Other pots are coated in a crackle slip and fired in an electric kiln which produces a matt, more subtle crackle pattern than raku. Both firing techniques give unpredictable results which adds to the uniqueness of each piece.
1979 - 1980 Foundation Studies – Harrow College of Art
1980 - 1983 Diploma in Ceramics – Croydon College of Art
2018 Winter 2018 at Cameron Contemporary Art
2018 Organic Form @ Gallery 57, Arundel, West Sussex
2018 London Potters in Design @ Battersea Power Station
2018 East Finchley Open Houses
2017 East Finchley Open Houses