Whilst visiting natural history museums to research and draw bees, I became absorbed in the visual power of their arrangement, repetition and display. The collections of bees, meticulously pinned to labels for identification and classification, struck a chord with me about finding and collecting, order, narrative and attention to detail. Decorative resonance seemed to be in conflict with the grim reality of the displays of death and the worrying threat to the survival of bees.
I aim to reflect something of these sentiments through my drawings and arrangements of ceramic pieces.
1982-1985 Royal College of Art. MA (Ceramics).
1979-1982 Manchester Polytechnic. BA (Hons) Printed Textiles.
1978-1979 Chesterfield College of Art. Foundation.
1989 INAX Design Prize. Japan.
1986 Crafts Council. Setting Up and Equipment Grant.
1981-82 Royal Society of Arts-Design Award and Travel Bursary
2009 Ceramics and Print. The Gallery at Bevere. Worcester
2008 Ceramic Art London. Royal College of Art, London.
2006 Showcase Exhibition. Contemporary Applied Arts. London.
2005 “Keeping Pace”. Blue Teal and Silver, Wiveliscombe, Somerset.
2004 Wandsworth Open Studios.
2003 Detailed Works. East Hill Gallery. London.
2002 “The Tile”. “i tre” showrooms Pimlico. Book launch. “The Tile” by Kenneth Clark.
1999 “The Plate Show”. Collins Gallery. Glasgow.
1997 CAA. Annual Summer Show. Gardens.
1996 INAX Corporation Design Award Prize Winners.INAX Showrooms.Tokyo. Japan
1992 V&A Museum. Solo show Crafts Council shop. London.
1990 National Garden Festival. Gateshead.
2007 St Mary’s School Putney, London. Commemorative ceramic wall piece.
2007 Orchid Vale Primary School Swindon. Educational design/make ceramic tile mosaic project. Artpoint.
2006 Dunlop Haywards. Mosaic Paving Tiverton Estate. London.
2005 Tiles and jewellery for display at William De Morgan Foundation. London. 2003/2005 Commemorative Ceramic Plaques. Numerous private clients.
2002 Hampshire County Council. Exterior ceramic mosaic paving. Horndean College.
2000 Woodmansterne. Greetings cards designs.
2006 “20th Century Decorative British Tiles. Craft and Studio Tile Makers. Schiffer Publications.
2001 “The Tile” by Kenneth Clark. Published Crowood.
1999 “Art and Design:100 Years at the Royal College of Art” Published Collins and Brown Limited.
1994 “Ceramics and Print” by Paul Scott. Published Black.
1994 “The Complete Potter: Porcelain” by C.Wyman. Published Batsford.
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