Artist StatementI am a ceramic sculptor. My work is inspired by life, emotion and form. Each piece reflects positive energy and movement. Taking the inanimate and bringing it to life.
My 'Spike' and 'Flight' series are built on a base form which I use as a blank canvas. The spikes are my brush strokes. Each one is individually pulled then attached to the body and manipulated to create a natural flow. All pieces are hand built and unique.
I mix my own glazes, some of which I have been experimenting with for years, in particular, the erupting green and mottled pink prevalent in my work. Because of the complexity of my forms I use the pouring method to glaze which is unpredictable, adding further excitement to the final piece.
Generally, my choice of clay is stoneware, with its high firing temperature my pieces are frost resistant which allow them to live inside and out.
I am currently working on a series of work that explores and combines architecture, nature and landscape.
Recent Exhibitions2016 Merton Arts Festival, Wimbledon, London
2016 Graham Hunter Gallery, Baker Street, London, Cobalt Fine Arts.
2015 St Mary's the Virgin, Merton Park, 'Spirit of Place' Public Art Exhibition 2015 - Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Cobalt Fine Arts
2015 Merton Arts Trail, Wimbledon, London.
2014 Morley Gallery, Waterloo, London Potters Association Annual Exhibition. 2014 - Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Cobalt Fine Arts.
2014 - 50 Pop Up Art Exhibition, Loud & Western, Fulham
Reviews/Press Coverage2014 The Times Newspaper, Arts on Friday, Cover Story, Nancy Durrant
2013 SW19 Resident Magazine, Art and Soul, Christopher Nye 2013 Absolutely Magazine, Arts & Culture, Princley Painting, Isobel Finbow