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The essence of my ceramics is the exploration of the tension between form, brushstroke and colour. The controlled colour interventions create movement and depth and add harmony to the traditional coiling process.

Finished pieces are the result of extensive exploration, sampling, understanding and ownership of a range of matt vitreous slips and burnished terrasigilitta. Surface colour and mark making, integral to the clay body intentionally confuse line and shape. Physical lines define shape and create visual tautness that emphasise the unique rhythm of the vessels.

More than painted surfaces, each piece is a continuous three dimensional canvas.





Brighton Polytechnic: BA Hons Degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics
Goldsmiths College, London: Postgraduate Diploma in Ceramics

1980 Set up studio


Craft Potters Association
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts


2016 Selected Maker Award – Silver – Craft & Design Magazine
2002 Major Award Arts Council, UK
2001 Craft Pottery Charitable Trust
2001 South East Arts
David Canter
1994 South East Arts


2007 ‘Raw to Refined’ Bilston Art Gallery, Wolverhampton


2015 59th Premio Faenza, Italy
13th Westerwald Prize, Germany
2014 XXIII International Biennale of Vallauris, France
2012 Honourable Mention,Ceramics Multiplex, Varazdin, Croatia
2011 Honourable Mention, 9th InternationalCeramics Competition, Mono, Japan
2011 Acquisition Award, 7th Internationale Keramik Biennale, Kapfenberg, Austria
2009 Keramik Europas 12. Westerwald Preis.
2002 XV111 Biennale Vallauris
2002 4th Sarreguemines International ceramic competition
2001 Internationale Biennale of Ceramic Art, Brussels
1985 Cevider, Valencia, Spain
1984 Cevider, Valencia, Spain
1982 Concorso Internationale, Faenza, Italy


Pattern, Colour & Form (A&C Black) 2009
Sources of Inspiration (A&C Black) 2001


British Academy Art Collection, London – www.britac.ac.uk
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Varazdin Museum, Croatia
Brighton & Hove Museum, Craft Collection, Sussex
Adolf Egner Collection, Cologne Museum
Robert Pinchen Collection, Leeds Museum
Fine Arts Society, Glasgow


Sothebys, Garden Sale
1992 Bonhams, Action Aid
1990 Christies Handful of Clay,
1989 Phillips Contemporary Craft, Oxford


2013 Ceramic Arts Association of Israel, annual winter workshop, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Benyamini Contemporary Arts Centre
2013 Masterclass Greenwood Potters, South Carolina USA
2013 University of South Carolina – visiting artist