Setting off

This week I'm packing up all my best pieces, and heading off to show my work at two fantastic events: Handmade in Britain at Chelsea Town Hall, London, and Art in Clay at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey. I have some new ideas to share as well as my range of vessels and other objects. Here are [...]

Setting out

I've been focusing on compositions recently, bringing together individual elements that together form a single piece or create a 'set' There's something about composing these elements that fascinates me. It also seems to satisfy my ideas about how my work can be displayed: contrasting porcelain with the dark terracotta. The idea for the 'grounds' (the [...]

Well maybe it is just the time of year…

I've just sent off a selection of pieces to the Junction Art Gallery in Woodstock (Oxfordshire). It might be the name Woodstock making me feel wistful and reflective (and just a little bit cheesy), but I love having pieces at a new gallery, it makes me look at my work in a fresh light. In choosing [...]

Earth and Fire 2013

I got back from Earth and Fire at Rufford in Nottinhamhsire this week and am just recovering from the experience! It was exhausting but also really rewarding. I had a lot of very positive feedback on my work, sold lots of pieces and made some great friends amongst my fellow potters. I shared a stand [...]

Curious Utensils

Alongside making vessels, I have another side to my work; making curious utensils or ambiguous objects. I've recently created some more of these small and obscure things using my usual materials of porcelain and terracotta, as well as found objects including metals, wood, fibres and organic materials. When I show them to people they almost always [...]

Bircham Gallery

A selection of my work will shortly be available at the Bircham Gallery in Holt in Norfolk. The gallery has a fantastic selection of contemporary studio ceramics along with a wide range of  crafts and artwork. The pieces I'm sending include some of my celadon vessels, my grouped compositions and the reduction fired terracotta vessels [...]