Biography and CV

Art, photography and clay has been a large part of my life. My ceramic work is primarily porcelain based for its true white canvas to take strong colours and textures. The work has evolved over the years, but its identity lies in texture, pattern, colour combined with the coastal landscape. Recently the work has progressed to explore emotional responses to the coast; the hypnotic repetition of the waves, to capture the wildness of the elements, texture of the beach, and the marks of nature as it totally surrounds me, a form of escape from this everyday life. To play with the idea of being absorbed, immersed, surrounded, in nature’s power. And to recognise the elemental power of nature over manmade structures.

Memberships to Dacorum Potters, Bucks Potters & Sculptors, Anglian Potters, Icknield Potters. Fellow at Digswell Arts Trust.

2012    PTTLLS – Preparing to teach Lifelong Learning Sector – West Herts College
2011    City & Guilds Higher Professional Diploma in Creative studies- Ceramics, West Herts College
2005 City & Guilds Professional Development Diploma course –Ceramics, West Herts College
2003    City & Guilds Creative Studies course (majoring in ceramics) at Richmond Adult College

1988-1991 Nottingham University BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design (Embroidery)
1987-1988 Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey Foundation Course in Art & Design

WORK HISTORY

2010-2020

Annual joint exhibitions at Living Craft (until 2012)
Exhibited at Art in Clay, Hatfield
Exhibited at Earth & Fire, Rufford, Nottingham (2011)
Work sold at The British Museum, Ice Age Art, arrival of the Modern Mind 2013
Works sold at Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville
Works sold at Back 2 the Wall gallery 2010-2012
Works sold at Blackthorpe Barns
Works sold at Capel Y Oriel, Llangollen (until 2016)
La Lampe Céramique, Carouge, Switzerland 2015
Innovations Ceramics, Cambridge (Selected Anglian Potters)
Work sold at Gwalia Ceramics, Llangollen
Works sold in Gallery 38, St Ives (2014-2016)
Works sold at Marine House Gallery, Beer, Dorset
Works sold at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
Work sold at Byard gallery, Kings Parade, Cambridge
Work sold at VK gallery, St Ives, Huntingdon
Work sold at Cecelia Coleman Gallery, St John’s wood, London
Digswell Arts, Letchworth

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