I use hand-building techniques to create individual works. This takes on a variety of forms, but experiments with more sculptural work often lead back to producing vessel forms. I enjoy the slow and relatively controlled process of coiling. It allows time for thinking and reacting to the material at different stages.
Currently a limited pallet of colours coming from a range of clays, under glazes and oxides creates a sense of coherence across the work. More recently I have started to glaze the interior of the vessel forms which contrasts the matt exterior.
Inspiration comes from within, it is a combination of experiences past allowed to influence the present. However, I have started to look at the landscape and seascape around where I live and find I am influenced by the man made and natural marks in the environment on both a large and small scale. A constant is the need to make and a desire to get better at it.
2015 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith
2015 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park
2014 Oxford Ceramics Fair
2014 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith
2014 North Yorkshire Open Studios
2014 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park
2013 Angela and Rosie, Scarborough
2013 NPA Christmas Exhibition, The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York
2013 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park
2013 North Yorkshire Open Studios
2013 Summer Exhibition, Saltbox Gallery
2013 Yorkshire Wolds Gallery
2013 Light Transformation, St James Community Arts Centre for Coastival
2013 Hafney Project Exhibition, Scarborough Hospital
2012 Yuletide Offerings, St James Community Arts Centre
2012 Sea Swim Artists Exhibition
2012 North Yorkshire Open Studios
2013 Ceramic Mural for Egton School
2013 Work for the main entrance and main corridor at Scarborough General Hospital
2007 Ceramic Mural for Childhaven Nursery