Education

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008; Foundation Diploma in Art & design. Lincoln College of Art & Design.

October 2008 - July 2011: BA Hons in 3D Design, 'New Practice'. Loughborough University School of the Arts.

Memberships & associations;

Northern Potters Association

Design Factory

www.studiopottery.co.uk

Press publicity and publications

Craft and design Magazine, issue 247, page 52.

The Potters Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (sixth edition) 2015 Page A/3.

Hole $ Corner magazine, issue number 5, 2015. Page 28.

British studio potters marks, 3rd edition 2015 page 174.

Craft and design Magazine 2012.

Lincolnshire Echo 2011.

Loughborough mercury 2011.

Awards & Nominations

Craft and Design magazine selected awards 2016 - finalist.

nternational Craft and Design Award 2015, Nominee.

International Craft & Design Award 2014 - nominee. Announced in Dec 14.

European Prize for Applied Arts 2012 - Finalist

 

Artist statement

I take inspiration for my work from discarded objects and surfaces created by the  environment and time. My work presents a snapshot along the journey of an object, from new, to its eventual rejection and abandonment to nature, an object's slow decay into nothingness brings into being a beauty of its own, and tells the story of its existence.
I use these inspirations to create complex surfaces upon minimal geometric forms, that together evoke their own narrative, and engender a calming presence that brings balance  between form and surface.

Process:

Made in stoneware, I use both throwing, thrown and altered, slab building and carving techniques to produce my designs. Layers of slips and oxides are built up over an object, over time, before I erode the surface using my erode slip technique which I began development on during my time at university. I often erode pieces down through the slip and into the clay body, to create the complex textured surfaces synonymous with my work.

 

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