ceramics - BA Hons (Harrow)

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Doves Mountbatten Hospice 2020
Clay College Auction
Potters for Aleppo
End of Summer colour
Just a card


Ceramics 2020
Chalk Blue Pottery
Herts Open studios
Just a Card
New ceramic work
Potters for Aleppo
Potters for Clay College Stoke
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Doves Mountbatten Hospice 2020

The usual rhythm of life has changed so much in a short period of time. The first time for many years that's I haven't been travelling between Hertfordshire and the Isle of Wight on a regular basis, this Easter was not spent on the island catching up with family, friends and favourite walks to the beach, the holidays usually mark the joyful appearance of springtime with the anticipation of a long summer ahead. This year was spent following the very necessary Covid-19 restrictions here in Hertfordshire, signs of spring still a welcome respite from the news during exercise walks.

Clay College Auction

In support of the Clay College at Stoke I've added one of my smaller boat sculptures, to the facebook auction @pottersforclaycollege Today Monday 10th April 2017 at 3.00pm is the deadline for all bids. It would be fantastic to see a pottery college in stoke situated alongside the bottle kilns. As a student from Harrow (university of Westminster) we got to visit Stoke and the potteries at Spode, Wedgwood and more on a memorable trip as part of our ceramics education, the place, the potteries and the skill of the workers was truly inspiring.

Potters for Aleppo

Winter Rose a ceramic piece with no colour, unglazed black clay, set in a 10x10cm box gilded with silver leaf. This piece has been added to thePotters for Aleppo Auctionwhich can be found on facebook @pottersforaleppo this is a wonderful initiative started by potter Mark Griffiths to show support for the people of Aleppo and raise money for charities doing incredible work in difficult circumstances. The last pots where added until midnight last night, (30.12.16) the bidding continues until midnight GMT 1st January2016 no bids are accepted after 00.

End of Summer colour

Time now to assess the summers treasures, finds such as this image I collected from walking up to the Needles battery, following a long hot summer, inspiring views of Alum Bay sands with glimpses of subtle colour combinations blue sea, grasses and wild plants, it's not just all about the colours though it's the breath taking angles and the history of the place, more inspiration for my hand-built ceramics and one or two images to add to my photo cards.

Just a card

I am supporting the brilliant Just a card campaign and have added a poster with more details on my website

Ceramic Plinths

Mini plinths for small treasures, new work re-visiting favourite themes, inspired by boatyard props and weeds, hand-built ceramics painted with layers of under glaze colour. 2016

Chalk Blue Pottery 5/3/2016

The first few months of the year seem to be the best for reassessing and planning the year ahead. So for 2016 I’ve been learning all about the online world by taking part in an Etsy resolution programme. It has been enlightening thanks to the involvement of the Design trust and some lovely fellow makers. It’s going to take a while to digest the things I’ve learnt and let it filter through to the different aspects of my work. My fine art ceramics, photography and Art Pottery Workshops.
 During the process I set up an online shop still very much a work in progress

New year 2015

Making plans for the new year 2015. At the moment have a workshop at Missenden Abbey in March and an exhibition in July at Yarmouth Gallery.

Herts Open Studios 2014

Opening my studio in Herts this Sunday 14 Sept and 28 Sept from 11-4  or by appointment. Situated in an old stable building next to Cottage farm, Red Hall Lane Chandlers Cross WD3 4LT.

I.O.W Open Studio s 2014

At Yarmouth Gallery this weekend  with an exhibition of my ceramics. On Monday  21st July pop up workshops . Bring along a plant or shell to impress into clay and I will help you create a memory tile.  Spaces limited. Contact the gallery to book a session. Small donation for materials appreciated. 01983 760226
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