About me

After a life changing event I re- trained to become a designer in ceramics at Staffordshire University . I had previously worked with constructed textiles at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and was keen to become a weaver. I found like many others before me that sitting for hours at a loom was exhausting and beyond my ability to sit still for such long periods . I was grateful that Staffs Uni to took me onto their 3D Craft – Ceramics course and my journey into ceramics began. My biggest influence was working with Phil Eglin who gave me the confidence to trust in the line drawings I have been making for the past seven years.

 

My work is very much bound within a Eurocentric design focus . This is something I am working to re dress as I begin to study design influences globally and from a post -colonial perspective. My work has many features of traditional ceramic practices , majolica ware, Staffs china jugs and earthenware thrown pots . I paint with slips and use decals for some of my line drawings . The visual narrative I tell in my current work is influenced through being confined to home in ‘lockdown’ and I have responded to a world viewed through my window. Garden stories and memories of travels feature upon forms that are both familiar and domestic in these collections.

 

Education

 

Staffordshire University, June 2014 

BA (hons) 3D Design: Crafts 

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

Sept 2009 - June. 2010.   

Textile Design                                                                                                   

Birmingham University, 1996.

BA (hons) English

Exhibitions

2018

Top Drawer -London , Olympia

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Welbeck. 

MADE – Marylebone , London October 2018

LUSTRE – Nottingham November 2018.

2017

Harrogate – British Craft Trade Fair

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Welbeck.

Lustre, Notts .

Guldhall Gallery, Stafford.

2016

The Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon

MADE Bloomsbury, London

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Mancs

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, ‘Interventions’ collection.

Middleport Pottery ,Stoke On Trent, ‘makers @middleport ‘.

2015 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

La Terrahlia , St Quentin la Potterie, France 

Earth and Fire, Nottingham 

The Contemporary Craft Fair,  Bovey Tracey 

SOCK, Loughborough

Middleport Pottery Christmas Show , Stoke-On-Trent

Melborne Arts Trail, Derbyshire.

The Art Market, Holmfirth.

2014

Staffordshire Graduates Show, The Potteries Museum

Graduate Degree Show, Staffordshire University

New Designers , London

Midland Potters Association, Barewall Gallery , Stoke.

 

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