My ceramic work discusses a wide range of contemporary issues. I consider explorations from the perspective of object hood, directing my thoughts to my past for reflection and inspiration. My ceramic work discusses a wide range of contemporary issues. I consider explorations from the perspective of object hood, directing my thoughts to my past for reflection and inspiration. These thoughts provoke contemporary work which concern man’s interactions with his environment and considerations of how we have taken our vital symbiosis with our environment for granted.
I consider the beauty of the environment where I was raised in rural Devon, using clay bodies and mimetic glazes to convey the raw energy and dynamism of the sea and the land.
I employ mathematic derivations, art history and glaze development to symbolise, encourage, and engage thought concerning specific issues, whilst simultaneously positioning man’s relationship in the world through the existence of the created object.
I was born and brought up by the sea in the beautiful county of Devon. Coastal geography and my local rural environment are important issues to me and these themes are always somewhere to be seen in my work
I worked in broadcast television for over 30 years as an editor, director and independent producer. I retired in 2015 returning to fulltime education studying art and ceramics, gaining a first class BA (Hons) in ceramics at Cardiff Met. University, I now live and work in my studio in the small Oxfordshire village of Fernham.