'My love and interest in ceramics began the first time that I was witness to the opening of a kiln. Amazed by the metamorphosis within fire of a lump of clay with the application of various chemicals to form, colour and a glaze have influenced my experimentation with colour and surface. A fascination, that feeds my thoughts and forms by this continuing metaphoric and metamorphic process. My work is multi-fired and multi-layered. The layers are built up with a combination of my own glazes, oxides and stains, commercial under-glazes and glazes, decals and lustres. I often combine ceramic with mixed media, for this body of work I have used silver and glass. I use an earthenware clay body, to hand-build, press-mould and slip-cast, which are bisque to 1120 o c, and glaze firings to 1060 o c. Next follows decal and lustre firings. I aim to immerse the viewer in a sensory and symbolic visual experience.'
2006-2008 B.A. Contemporary Crafts. University College Falmouth
2004-2006 H.N.D. 3D Craft Skills & Ceramics, Cornwall College.
August 2010: Guild of Ten prize award for Innovation in Design and Making, at the Cornwall Design Fair.
January 2009: TSB/SDC Award for Excellence, and elected to full member, (MSDC).
Techniques used: Slip-cast and hand-built ceramics. Silversmith.
Materials used: E/W Clay. E/W Glazes. Stains and oxides. Lustres. Ceramic decals. Glass. Silver.
works and access
Open Studios Cornwall 2013
2011: Newcomer at Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Herts
2010: Christmas Fair at the Old Bakery, Truro; Guild of Ten, Truro; Expectations, Westcroft Gallery, Kingsand, Cornwall; Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn; The Society of Designer Craftsmen winter exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London
2009: Christmas Exhibition, Badcocks, Newlyn; Affordable Art Fair, London; Tea Potty, SDC Gallery, London; Tea, Cakes and Ceramics, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall; The Way of the Goddess. The Silverworkz Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall; The Society of Designer Craftsmen winter exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London
2008: Genesis 08, SDC Gallery, 24 Rivington Street, London; Delicious Art, Catmose Gallery, Rutland; The New Designers Show 08, London; Contemporary Crafts Degree Show, University College Falmouth
August 2010: Cornwall Crafts Association
June 2010: Hidden Art
January 2009: TSB/SDC Award for Excellence, and elected to full member
July 2008: New Licentiate (Merit) of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
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