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 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.
Recently I 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 was showcased at Top Drawer London last year. My Blue shale range is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop and in private collections in South Korea.
18-25 April, Friends of Holland Park Art Exhibition, the Orangery, Holland Park, London W8. CANCELLED
9-17 May, SoFAP Spring Exhibition, The Gallery, Fulham Library, London SW6. CANCELLED
December 21st, Kensington Town Hall Christmas Market
December 7th, Hammersmith Christmas Market
November 23, 10-5pm:
W4 Ceramics Fair, Catholic Centre just off Chiswick High Street
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
September: contributed the KURINUKI pages and a few others to DK COMPLETE POTTERY TECHNIQUES.
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