In the tea garden

Over the last few months, along with other things, I've been working on developing a new range of teabowls which will feature various complementary glazes.There's something very special about the teabowl, with it's handle-less form, that seems to make you engage with the vessel, and its contents, more intensely. It's a simple concept but can be created [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Born from Fire and Ice

I've now had two firings to cone 10 in my new kiln. The first one contained lots of pots that didn't matter if things went wrong. Luckily, things went fairly well, but it got a bit exciting when the floor started to burn! I carried on firing to the end, and a friend said this [...]

Celadon Series

This week I fired another group in my series of celadon vessels. The firing went very smoothly, and the pots came out looking good. I'm still sharing space in a fellow potter's kiln until I get my own one set up. But for now, with small batches of pots, this is working out very well. [...]

New Directions in Contemporary Crafts, Mottisfont Abbey

I've just been to the beautiful Mottisfont Abbey to deliver some of my vessels for the upcoming show New Directions in Contemporary Crafts. The exhbition is being held at, Mottisfont Abbey - a lovely National Trust property in Hampshire. The show will feature work by new applied arts graduates like myself, alongside some amazing established makers. [...]

Box of Delights

Yesterday was an exciting day. The opening of the kiln to find wonderful delights inside. The kiln had fired beautifully with a good reduction. All the glazes I used came out well. It's a rare moment in ceramics and must be relished. I need to sort through my new selection of vessels and start to take [...]