I was born and raised in Dorset, near Lulworth Cove. The main inspiration for
my work is the Jurassic coast, in particular Kimmeridge and I spend a lot of
time sketching and photographing the area.
My interest in clay started 10 years ago when I embarked on a number of City
and Guilds courses at Poole College of Art and Design over a period of 3
years. During my time there I won a Gold Medal of Excellence and a £10,000
bursary from City and Guilds to set up my own studio.
In 2001, I went on to do a Degree in Three Dimensional design at the
university for the Creative Arts in Farnham where I attained a First Class BA
Honours. I won the International Takifuji Art Prize in Tokyo when I graduated
from there 5 years ago. I then moved to Bath to take up a residency at
Kingswood School and now have my studio at Bath Artists Studios. I exhibit
all over the Country and last year took part in the prestigious Crafts Council
Show 'Origin' at Somerset House, London.
Experimentation has always been really important to me and pushing
materials to extremes is essential to my work.
I have been using porcelain and corrosive materials to achieve the desired
effects and I multi- fire my pieces, adding layers of glaze and porcelain to
create fissures and cracks.
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