Easter surprises

I've just unpacked my kiln after a reduction firing. The firing contained some pieces intended for the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in June; some are for a couple of galleries right now and some for a very exciting teabowl exhibition I'll be taking part in later on in the year (more info to follow [...]

Migrating Spoons

My spoons have been travelling. The surprising adventures of the 'curious utensils' has taken my spoons all the way to the USA. One of my spoons has been selected to be part of an exhibition entitled OBJECT:SPOON 2014 organised by  Vipoo Srivilasa at Harvard University. The exhibition will feature 25 ceramic spoons of all different shapes and [...]

Ioneta

I am delighted to say that my work is now available at the very lovely Ioneta gallery in Maine USA. Sourcing items from Maine, Japan and the UK, Ioneta brings together a select range of beautiful objects in a variety of media, featuring 'a blend of found objects, works on paper, vintage and new textiles, [...]

Pebble Beach

I take a lot of inspiration from the beach. Sometimes it's oblique; things catch my eye and then filter through in unexpected ways. Sometimes it's as direct as the things I find on the beach becoming part of a mixed-media work. The beaches I take inspiration from aren't the idilic ones with golden sand, they're [...]

Bircham Gallery Exhibition

  The next show I'm gearing up for is at the fantastic Bircham Gallery in Holt, Norfolk. They are holding a 'Newcomers' exhibition "showcasing new artists and makers at Bircham Gallery taken on during their anniversary year". Exhibitors in the show include: Paintings: Stephanie Lambourne, Sally Tyrie, Stephen Robson, Helen Terry. Ceramics: Katharina Klugg, Lowri Davies, Sarah [...]

Sea Change

I have just opened the kiln to inspect my first reduction firing of 2014. I had been very nervously waiting for the kiln to cool down because the firing itself hadn't seemed to go particularly smoothly. So this morning, when it was cool enough to open, I inspected the results and found there were some [...]

A Spoonful of Sugar

There's something a bit fascinating about spoons. Their pleasing shape can be played with and distorted to create at once familiar and yet subtly altered objects. For a little while now I've been making a range of delicate willowy handled spoons like the ones below, in porcelain, stoneware and terracotta, and grouped together in clusters [...]

Contemporary Makers Fair – Aspex Gallery

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February I will be exhibiting at Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth as part of their Contemporary Makers Fair 2014. I'll have a range of my work there for sale, including some new designs fresh out of the kiln.  The event will be open from 11-5 on both days [...]

Designer Crafts 2014

So 2013 has been an exciting year for developing and exhibiting my work. My first full year of business since completing my MA has been a pretty busy one. I got back in the studio today after a short break and am busy working on some new ideas and pieces. There's lots to look forward [...]

Hothouse 2014

I am delighted to have been selected for the UK Crafts Council's Hothouse 2014 scheme. The Crafts Council have selected thirty-eight makers from across the UK to take part in this prestigious scheme. The makers are from a range of craft disciplines, all within the first two years of setting up their business. The programme, which will [...]