I fell in love with the ceramic process at art college at the age of 17. I had imagined I would be a painter but the thrill of three dimensions and the sensuality of the material changed that course forever.
After experimenting with many forms of art over 25 years I always arrived back at clay. Living on a boat taught me the value and strength of community. Participating in art collectives taught me the value of sharing and nurturing people. Working at Brighton university expanded my capacity for encouraging and enabling students’ ideas.
I’ve tried at times to segment my art practice and ‘day job’ but the truth is my whole life has brought me to this unique mixture: potting, teaching and expressing myself through art. The result being a very simple but rich way of living, inspired by art, food, people and nature.
I do my creating, working and teaching from The Ceramics Studio. The Ceramics Studio has been an evolving concept, born in Surrey Docks Farm in London in 2009 and later expanding into a communal area for artists in a warehouse in Bermondsey. The Ceramics Studio is now based in a sky-lit loft in Warwickshire where I run pottery classes and workshops with an emphasis on enjoyment and relaxation.
2014 Founder, artist and teacher at The Ceramics Studio Ettington, Warwickshire
2013 Founder, artist and teacher at The Ceramics Studio V22 Bermonsey, London
2012 Self-employed arts practitioner and teacher at Surrey Docks Farm and Art in the Park, London
2011 Technical demonstrator at Brighton University
2007 Potterycrafts Ltd. Battersea, London
2006 Artist in Residence at King’s School Worcester
2003 BA(Hons) Ceramic Design Loughborough University
2019 Warwickshire Open Studios – The Ceramics Studio, Ettington
2019 Potter’s Jolley – Blockley, Gloucestershire
2018 AMA 3D Show – Leamington Spa
2018 Ceramics & Print – Herbert Museum, Coventry
2018 Potter’s Jolley – Blockley, Gloucestershite
2017 Warwickshire Open Studios – The Ceramics Studio, Ettington
2016 Banbury Open – Banbury Museum
2015 Warwickshire Open Studios – The Ceramics Studio, Ettington
2014 Christmas Exhibition – The Ceramics Studio, Ettington
2013 October Open – The Ceramics Studio, Bermondsey
2010 British Ceramics & Glass – SuperVision, Beijing
2010 Tutor’s Exhibition – Morley Gallery, London
2010 Monochrome Set – Core Gallery, London
2010 Bleeding Heart – Bluedog Gallery, Brighton
2009 Creekside Open – Cor Blimey Arts, London
2009 Jaunt – Strange Cargo, London
Ceramics in the City – Earth and Fire – Potfest in the Park – Art in Clay
Ceramic Gold Craft and Design Awards 2009
Judges Commendation London Potter’s Open December 2006
Highly Commended Art in Clay 2004
Warwickshire Open Studios – Artists Newsletter – DIY Educate
CPA Associate Memberships – V&A Membership