Friday, March 15

I Make Fun Stuff

I will be selling here...

Sunday 17th of March 10- 4

Ipswich Town Hall, I will be in the Grand hall with 38 other stallholders! This is part of Access all art, featuring a Vintage Market, Craft workshops and more.

Drop by and say Hello!

Wednesday, February 20

Direction, Suffolk, Townscapes

So, I have been musing.

I have made a simple raised cotton detail range. Bowls, Cups etc. Managed to iron out glaze issues and so forth.

But now I find that this subject is somewhat. . . irrelevant. I originally created the cotton aspect as a response to working in the old cotton exchange in Manchester, becoming intrigued by the possibilities of the loosely guided mark making.

I continue to observe my surroundings, using photographs and drawing, and now being in Suffolk the landscape and themes that surround me day to day are very different to the inner city. This is not a land with a cotton industry past. I am looking at Suffolk, my current landscape to inform my practice.

Suffolk is a beautiful county. With large open skies and beautiful sunsets. I am able to continue my study of landscapes and townscapes here quite happily. I am endeavoring to capture some of this onto the clay surface, combining my illustration of landscape and architecture with vintage illustrations of relevant avian wildlife and the soft blue that I see so often in the skies.

Paris photos 2012

A few photos from paris. ..


New Website!

So welcome to my website.This contains a bit more info about myself and my work, past present and future exhibitions!

You can also contact me directly through the website.


Saturday, January 5

For sale

I finally have some items for sale on Etsy!
Take a peek!

Tuesday, January 1


This December I took a holiday to Paris.

In brief was very luckyto stay in a fun hotelnear Bastille, nearby were bars & restaurants a plenty.

I saw: Notre Dame, The Louvre, Mona Lisa, The Venus de Milo, Pere Lechaise, The Eiffel Tower, The Pomidou  and much more!

A good touristy trip.

Though there were many highlights, including some delicious food at L'ebauchoir I really enjoyed the Dali exhibition at The Pomidou Centre.

Having seen a fair bit of Dali, I wasn't that keen on the idea of an exhibition devoted entierly to the artist, however I was pleasantly surprised. In particular I enjoyed the film theatre, sitting on glowing lips I watched some autobiographical documentaries that featured the coast on which Dali lived for much of his life. The beautiful dark rocky landscapes that feature in his work including specific coastal paths and rock formations.

I often observe urban landscapes, drawing, doodling and incorperating them into my ceramics but having recently moved to Suffolk I am in somewhat unfamiliar territory. Studying some of Dali's surrealist paintings was a lovely inspiration as I have not considered the landscape but more the objects in his work previously.

Photos to follow.


Wednesday, October 17

Christmas Decoration Workshops

After the success of the Acess All Arts Weekend at Ipswich Town Hall Galleries I will be running another four craft workshops in the run up to christmas...
Christmas decoration workshops, for all ages!
Small charge for decorations that are taken home (£1-£2)
15th Nov 5-8pm Pom Pom Making, stunning crepe paper pom poms
22nd Nov 5-8pm Clay Decorations, air drying clay
25th Nov time  12-4pm Clay Decorations, air drying clay
1st Dec 12-3pm Play with Polymorph, try out this unique material!
For more info please contact me;
image, manchester art gallery workshop

Saturday, October 13

Access all arts, ipswich
Work by visitors to Access All Arts at Ipswich Town Hall Galleries!

Lovely afternoon providing some 'hands on clay' workshops sat & sun 13th-14th october 2-4pm

Tuesday, August 21

Atrium Studios open weekend, Art Ahoy!
Well we discovered that west building, UCS has some fantastic acoustics! Here are a few images of john brett, jack rundell singing us some songs, and the studios themselves! (images by Jen  O'neill