I'd never touched a lump of clay before going to a - now sadly defunct - Family Learning class some years ago with my kids. I got hooked right away and what started as a hobby has gradually become my second career. I have finished my BTEC 3D Design & Ceramics course with a distinction and am now dividing my time between making, developing glazes and teaching.
I enjoy impressing and carving. I use the properties of various glazes and clay bodies for decorative effect, how one will run on top of another, how the iron-rich body comes through on the rim of a bowl...
Since the beginning of 2018 I've been exploring forms in black clay, and wood ash glazes on iron rich clay bodies.
This month I've started making vessels and small dishes using the #Kurinuki technique, starting from a solid block of clay and hollowing out the inside, adding texture to the outside, making each piece absolutely unique.
My new range of tableware is now available and has been showcased at Top Drawer London early this year.
Stockist: my BLUE SHALE range is now at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop .
January 13-15th: Top Drawer London, Olympia
May 18th: Hammersmith Spring Market, King's Street
June 14-16th: Open Studio, 132 Park Road, London W4
June 22nd: Kew Fete on Kew Green
September 6-8th: Pub in the Park at Chiswick House & grounds
November 23rd: W4 Ceramics Fair, Catholic Centre just off Chiswick High Street
MORLEY Gallery 29 Nov.-14 December
W4 Studio Pottery Market 19-20 Nov.
SOFAP Autumn Exhibition 14-20 Nov.
North End Road Autumn Market Saturday 8th October
SoFAP Summer Exhibition 6-12 June