I enjoy making pots that respond imaginatively to daily needs in the kitchen, yet are equally at home in quieter spaces.
One moment my bowl is comfortable in the hand, holding a beaten egg. Minutes later, washed and dried, it sits elegantly on the set table, awaiting guests. Later still, it finds repose on a high shelf, its form clear and spare, with space to breathe.
I make pots that I hope will grow on those who use them, their qualities revealing themselves over time.
I have always fired with wood. I love the process, it is challenging and fully engaging. The pots that emerge tell the story of their particular firing, the glaze determined by the flow of salt and ash, influenced by the weather, the wood and the energy of the firers. The flames in the kiln are slow and gentle yet strong and I hope these qualities are reflected in my pots.
2006 Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales Award
2004 Grand Theatre, Swansea
Contemporary Ceramics, Focus Show, CAA Gallery
Tonbridge School, Kent
2002 Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich 2001 Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics, London
1999 Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1998 Claydown, Tasmania 1996 Landshut, Germany
Bettles Gallery, Hampshire 1995 Showcase Exhibition, Aberystwyth
The Workshop Gallery, Chepstow, Gwent
1994 Contemporary Ceramics, London
1992 Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich
The Anderson Gallery, Broadway
1990 Showcase Exhibition, CPA, London
2011 Creabiz, Denmark
International Woodfired Tableware, Delorain, Tasmania
2010 Saltglaze, Bevere Gallery, Worcester.
2009 Smithsonian, Washington DC
Touring exhibition, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Denbighshire, 2006 Wood Firing Conference, NAU Arizona, USA
2005 Ceramics Table Manners, Crafts Council, Touring
2004 France Pots in the Kitchen, Monsalvy 2003 Wood Fired Pots, Alpha House Gallery, Dorset
Rufford Crafts Centre, Nottingham
Pots in the Kitchen, Grange Barn Gallery, Shropshire
Teapots, Contemporary Ceramics, London Attic Gallery, Swansea
2002 Woodfired Ceramics, Tegelen, Holland
Totally Teabowls, Oakwood Gallery, Nottingham
Clay 9, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter
Salt and Soda Ceramics, Rufford Contemporary Ceramics
Cultural Connections, Denmark
2001 Impressed and Incised Ceramics, Aberdeen
2000 Chelsea Craft Fair, London Earth & Fire
Below the Salt, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
Echoes Across the Century, Portsmouth Museum & Castle Museum, Notts.
2000 International Cone Box Show, USA
Fellow of Craft Potters Association (1979)
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
Member of South Wales Potters
Crafts Council Index
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Crafts Council Collection, London
Instituut Pieter Brueghel, Veghel, Sint-Oedenrode Holland
Rudolf Strasser Collection, Museum of the City of Lanshut, Germany
- CAA Exhibitions
- Current Exhibition
- Coming Soon