Profile

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work comes from a place informed by my practice of looking and seeing – the interplay of colours, the counterbalance of textures, the energy of gestures and the constantly evolving pattern of my surroundings. My inspiration is internal, a conscious analytical series of responses to an ever expanding catalogue of understanding.

BORN

Singapore

STUDY

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

1980 Set up studio

Fellow of the Craft Potters Association
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
Member of the International Academy of Ceramics

AWARDS

2016 Selected Maker Award – Silver – Craft & Design Magazine
2002 Major Award Arts Council, UK
2001 Craft Pottery Charitable Trust
2001 South East Arts
1989
David Canter
1994 South East Arts

COMMISSIONS

2007 ‘Raw to Refined’ Bilston Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

COMPETITIONS

2019 14th Westerwald Prize, Germany
2019
Selected Artist, GICB Korea
2015
 59th Premio Faenza, Italy
2014
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

AUTHOR

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

COLLECTIONS

Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, The Netherlands
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
British Academy Art Collection, London 
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

AUCTIONS

2019 Fielding’s Contemporary Ceramics
1992 Sothebys, Garden Sale
1992 Bonhams, Action Aid
1990 Christies, Handful of Clay
1989 Phillips, Contemporary Craft, Oxford

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
2019 Gallery Talk, Contemporary Ceramics, London
2018 Barbabos Potters, workshop
2017 Guest Speaker, Scottish Potters
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