last year I did several exhibitions and shows which kept me very busy, and in 2024 I will start in March where I will be showing at ‘craft festival cheltenham’. I have exhibited before with craft festival and it is always a good show. after that there is of course artweeks in May, and just before that hopefully potfest glynde, near Brighton. In july I will be at waterperry for the excellent ‘celebrating ceramiics’.
I work in porcelain, mainly thrown on the wheel, and sometimes altered to enhance the form to give movement and energy. the abstract and spontaneous use of coloured glazes enhances this effect. My one off pots include platters, bowls, vases, jugs and rocking teapots, all glazed using my own preparations of ash glazes with added oxides applied with large brushes. i also have a small range of tableware, dishwasher and microwave safe, which is finely thrown and designed for daily use and to be a delight to both use and to have on a shelf. Mugs, bowls, lemon squeezers, salad bowls, jugs, teapots, plates and more.
I continue to be inspired by abstract painters both from the past, and contemporary artists. It is sometimes difficult to translate an idea for abstract painting onto ceramics, and I am always testing and trying out new ideas. I have recently started painting in oils, an I am hoping that these two very different ways of working will help me to keep moving forward with my work.