I studied ceramics in Bristol and Cardiff and have worked and exhibited since in a variety of contexts – public art, performance, sculpture and ceramics. I was awarded a Jerwood Contemporary Makers prize in 2010 and have a modest, but growing international profile – objects are held in many private and several public collections, including that of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Archive of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood and the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Republic of Korea. Works have been profiled in publications such as Extra/ordinary: Craft culture and contemporary art (Duke University Press, 2011), Contemporary Ceramics (Thames & Hudson, 2009) and Made for Love (Stichting Kunstboek, 2009). I also work as a freelance lecturer in theory and practice in art and design.
My attention has increasingly shifted from the production of objects to the processes of making and the value of skill, which has led to my current research into making, writing and the sites at which they occur, as an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. The project is focused on the development of a new way of working – exploring a poetic approach to material and language and the different thought processes involved in writing and making. This enquiry is, in part, politically motivated – the attitude to production being bound up with an ongoing concern to establish a way of living lightly in an unequal and over-exploited world.