Pushing materials to extremes and experimentation are essential to my work and I use the kiln as a time machine to scar and erode my pieces.
After graduating from my degree in three dimensional design 15 years ago I moved to Bath to take up a two year residency. I now have my studio at Bath Artists' Studios. I share my practice in a variety of different settings, including the local community, the health sector, further and higher education establishments and from my own studio.
I have won a number of awards and prizes in the UK and Japan and as an artist my work has been widely exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Royal West of England Academy on several occasions. Recently I won the Pangolin Prize for Sculpture at The Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition 2016.
B.A. (Hons) First Class in Three Dimensional Design – Ceramics at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham 2001-2004
City & Guilds 7802 Creative Skills Certificate – Ceramics 1999
City & Guilds 7900 Creative Skills Certificate – Ceramics 2001
Winner of International Takifuji Art Award – Tokyo resulting in exhibition there 2004
Bristol Guild of Craftsmen prize best 3D work at Bath Society of Artists Annual Show at Victoria Art Gallery 2010 and 2013
Winner at Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition 2016 of Pangolin Prize for Sculpture
2004 Nominated for Setting Out Craft Potters Association – 2004 Medal of Excellence awarded by City & Guilds 7802 – 1999
Winner of City & Guilds 'Futures 100' competition receiving £10,000 bursary 1999 Nominated for Medal of Excellence City & Guilds 7900 – 1999
Short-listed Ex-Lab Olympic Installation Dorset 2011
Artist in residence Kingswood School, Bath 2004
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012
Royal West of England Academy Bristol 2007,2008,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2019.
Bath Society of Artists Annual Open and Members Shows 2008 to2020
Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery with Malcolm Ashman and Vanessa Gardiner
Russell Cotes Museum and Art Gallery with Peter Davies and Harry Lamb
Black Swan Arts ‘Smoke’
Gallery Le Fort with Clive Jebbet
Atrium Gallery Bournemouth University – ‘Trail’
L’Artishe Gallery, Swanage
Ken Golding Collection at Bristol Guild of Crafts
Associate member of the Royal West of England Academy
Bath Society of Artists
Axis-web Artists Newsletter
Bath Artists' Studios
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