I am interested in figurative art that invokes emotions in the viewer. I want to provoke and enliven and play on this through humour, uncanniness and occasionally uneasiness. I enjoy the challenge of making and coming up with ways of creating an idea. With clay you can replicate anything, it offers a diversity unlike any other material. For me making is as important as the idea itself. I am a strong believer in the artist having direct contact with the creation of the work.
I am particularly interested in working in response to a person, place or initial suggestion and am particularly interested in residencies within places such as museums and spaces related to history or people. I enjoyed creating work for the Freud Museum and Siobhan Davies Dance Studio and have created large pieces for an adoption charity exhibition.
I like to think that all of my pieces have a human aspect, they relate to the experiences, personalities and history of either myself or the people that the work is in response to.
I am also interesting in gaining new skills in different materials, and spreading my knowledge of skills. I work in ceramics, textiles, wax, resin, fibre-glass and often use photography as a medium of expression.
My work is varied and diverse, I like to use the materials that I feel are appropriate for the subject matter. Idea development through to inception and completion of a piece of work is a constant hands on process and this I believe is what makes a genuine and successful work of art.
CV & Education
MA Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art, London. June 2010
First Class BA Hons Contemporary Craft. Manchester Metropolitan University. June 2008
BA Hons Photography and Imaging. Manchester Metropolitan University. June 1997
• ‘Mundane or Miraculous – Revealing art in the everyday’
• ‘Confronting the Abject’
Penland School of Craft, USA Fellowship July-August 2014
Creative developer and model maker, Proportion London Ltd April 2014-Current
Sculpture Studio Assistant, Adel Roostein Mannequins, West Kensington, London January 2011 – April 2014
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham – Artist In Residence. Including student support and one to one tutoring September 2010 – January 2011
Internship with Anatomical Wax Sculptor Eleanor Crook. July 2009 – September 2010
Visiting Artist with Talawa Arts, Lambeth College Secondary School, Clapham, London January – March 2008
2007 - New Designers, London. British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on trent
2009 - ‘Einfall – Beyond Spontaneity’, Freud Museum, London
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London
A Week With Wax, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2010 - Show One, Royal College of Art, London
‘Freaks’ Exhibition, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
2011 - Guts For Garters – ‘The Royal We.’ Cob Gallery, London
Lilly Zelligman Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Netherlands
Guts For Garters – ‘Surreal Women.’ Cob Gallery, London
2012 - Guts For Garters – ‘Anatomy.’ Cob Gallery, London
Guts For Garters – ‘Sex and Death.’ Covent Garden, London
2013 - Siobhan Davies Dance Studio – ‘Under The Influence,’ London
Siobhan Davies Dance Studio – ‘Unfold,’ London