Skeleton Trees

Skeleton Trees

For the last six months I have been working on something rather different for me. For a long time I've had in mind an idea for a piece that is human scale, and that stands in nature. I am a ceramic artist, so working in clay is my practice. But until recently it has been [...]

The Selkie – A collaborative exhibition

The Selkie – A collaborative exhibition

Over the last few months I have worked in collaboration with textile artist and weaver Imogen Di Sapia to produce a body of work that resonates with her beautiful woven fabric and hand died and spun yarn. In Feburary we held our collaborative exhibition & installation at Lokal+, in Helsinki, Finland. The project was a [...]

Subtle Changes

Subtle Changes

My firings use a gas kiln, in reduction, and such firings can always be a little unpredictable. I've become used to the subtle changes that occur from firing to firing and from shelf to shelf depending on the glaze mix, the temperature differences, the amount of reduction, the weather and even the whims of the kiln [...]

Space and Place

Space and Place

New landscapes I'm currently working towards two spring shows that will focus on place and the local landscape. Some of my work draws heavily on the Sussex countryside and the coastline for reference. For a couple of years I've been making some pieces that have elements influenced by buoys or ship's floats that I often find on the beach at Newhaven and [...]

On the move

On the move

These last couple of months have been hectic to say the least. I can't quite believe how busy its been. So here's a bit of an update - A lightning speed run around what I've been making, seeing, winning, writing... plus a picture of a strange creature from York. I made a lot of new [...]

Objects Can Tell Stories

Objects Can Tell Stories

Objects, stories and lost spoons 'Objects can tell stories' is a tag line that I use for my work and its an idea I find I keep coming back to. Objects both found and made can speak to us in so many ways, evoking a real memory or suggesting something completely imaginary. It's a thread running through my work, [...]

Every One is Different

Warm Chocolate I've been working on some new clay and glaze combinations lately, inspired by woodland walks (my previous post has more on this). My latest firing included pieces using these tones, one of which is a rather chocolatey colour clay combined with a milky speckled glaze. This combination seems to work particularly well. I took [...]

Woodland Colours

The muted colours of Sussex in Winter and Spring must have been seeping into my thoughts and into my work over the past few months. Some new ideas and pieces have been emerging as a result. Colour palette I've spent some time looking at the colour palette I use and working on a range of colours, textures [...]