This last year I had intended to take a year out to experiment with different glazes and ways of making. For the first few months of the pandemic I, like a lot of other creatives, seemed to lose my mojo.
Eventually, I did indeed experiment and then my work took on a different direction entirely. I focused on the concept of the kiss. My research took me beyond the notion of the kiss, and onto the psychology of colour. I am happy that I seem to have come full circle back to my sculptural roots.
Also during the lockdown I have built a Website with an online shop, attended numerous Zoom meetings and joined Reds Directory.
My work has sold in many Craft Council selected galleries, group and solo exhibitions in the UK , France and Germany.
Galleries I am currently exhibiting in:
Bells Fine Art, Winchester, Hampshire
Artisanand, Aberfeldy Perthshire
Glamis Gallery, Angus
Silverhunter Gallery, Perthshire
I became a Ceramic Restorer/Conservator for 10 years until the call of clay became too loud and I returned to making.
1997: A pair of large pots and a large swan for a Royal Caribbean Cruise liner for their Egyptian Themed Spa – commissioned by London Contemporary Art.
1999: Five pieces were purchased by Hampshire County Council as awards at the Edinburgh Festival.
Goldsmith College, London
Southampton School of Art – Dip AD Fine Art ( Sculpture )
West Dean College – Post Graduate Diploma in Ceramic Conservation and Restoration