“I would describe my ceramics as considered, playful designs that re -invent traditional images and forms with humour and a lightness of touch. The pieces I create seek, to make the viewer question the origin of our old dusty treasures, locked away in cupboards and museum cabinets. By press moulding 19th Century forms, dipping – not spraying – a cream-ware base, adding splashes of colour and guilding uneven edges, my work doesn’t conform to industry standards. It visually challenges and values its historic references through a new lense and a quirky appropriation of the past. “
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Other people have described my work as ‘lively, dynamic and intelligent’ Jane Bevan and ‘has a great narrative’- Frances Sorrell OBE .
My new collection of illustrative work is currently being shown at The British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate until 3 rd April. They are a series of 100 only and focus on people and street scenes taken from sketches made in Britain and France. Handmade, one off porcelain plates- press molded from Spode ‘setters’ found in an abandoned workshop on the Spode site each piece tells its own narrative .
My work is currently being sold at The Harley Gallery in Welbeck and at The Emporium Gallery in Lichfield. I will be teaching a sgraffito and mono printing workshop at Unit 12 -Jennifer Collier’s Studio in Staffordshire this August and also teach from my studio here in Lichfield. For those of you who have visited me in Stoke On Trent I have moved from Middleport Pottery to a workshop closer to home.