Started ceramics age 12… in a big comprehensive school with a little ceramics department and a great teacher named Pete Eveliegh.
BA in Bristol poly (1979-82)with, amongst others, Nick Homocky, Wally Keeler, George Rayner, David Robinson and Mo Jupp as influential teachers.
MA at the RCA (1983-86). Studied in the same year with Phil Eglin, Steve Dixon and others under guidance of head of department Prof David Hamilton.
Lucky to have had so many good teachers.
Self employed as ceramic artist since 1986, addicted to making pots…… working for the last 24 years non stop except for 6-8 weeks of each year which are spent travelling….India many times, South America, North America, Middle East, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Europe…and more……
Studio main base is London ( large kiln there ) , with satellite studios in Provence France and Barcelona Spain ( smaller kilns there) .
I have one daughter named Scarlet, now 13 years young, and one fantastic life partner named Graham, a house husband, builder and man extraordinaire in too many ways to mention, making everything possible for me to work so much.
I work in two areas of Ceramics: Firstly on exhibition studio decorative arts pieces, all dealt exclusively through Art Dealer Adrian Sassoon, showing regularly at Art Fairs over the world for collectors and collections. I have pieces in 46 museums worldwide and many in some very
important private collections. Secondly, I work with architects and public bodies to make large scale ceramics for the public sector, working on installations for parks, libraries, hospitals, public areas.
I am interested in glaze technology and have a library of many hundreds of glaze tests.
My objective, apart from enjoying and stretching myself in my chosen field, is to signal and communicate a feeling of optimism and joy, a celebration of all things natural and to try to just touch on the magic that nature is.
Hooray for clay.