Born - 1945, Birkenhead, UK.
I work intuitively. I have ideas and I play with clay. The results of this interaction are sometimes pleasing and unexpected leading me to develop new forms. The process then becomes more challenging as I deal with the aesthetic and technical considerations required to resolve each piece.
I enjoy using the inherent textural qualities of clay to produce surfaces evocative of natural and man made objects, looking for the hidden beauty
revealed by erosion.
My work is mainly hand built in stoneware, using various slips and glazes, fired to 1240°C in an electric kiln.
I originally read sciences at Liverpool University before attending Plymouth College of Art and Design as a mature student (1976-1978) while bringing up a young family.
1978 Student Exhibitor with Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Dartington, Devon.
1983 Solo Exhibition “Natural Dimensions” Serenade Arts, Barbican, Plymouth. (Featured on BBC television, “Arts Today”)
1985 Solo Exhibition “Not Just Pottery, but Art” Serenade Arts, Barbican, Plymouth.
1989 Runner-up in H&R Johnson, Tile Design Competition.
2001 Invited Exhibition “Elements of Contemporary Craft” Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.
2001 Invited Exhibition “New Ceramics-The Feminine Touch”, Trelowarren Gallery, Helston, Cornwall.
2001 Battersea “Affordable Arts Fair”, exhibited courtesy of Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn.
2002Open Studio by Invitation, “Ceramica - An International Festival of Clay”, St. Ives International.
2003Cornwall Crafts Association, “Art in the Garden”, National Trust Gardens, Trellissick House, Truro, Cornwall.
2004Exhibitor at the Contemporary Craft Fair”, Bovey Tracy, Devon
2004Exhibited with Plymouth Society of Artists, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.
2005 “Drawn to the Valley”, Open Studios with Katrina Solano
2005 Joint Exhibition with Jenny Martin, Artmill, Plymouth.
2005 Battersea “Affordable Arts Fair”, courtesy of Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn
2006 - 2014 Affordable Art Fairs, London Badcocks Gallery, 20-21 Art Fair,London Badcocks Gallery, & various mixed shows
2016 The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London - REN fine art, Penzance, Cornwall