I make wheel-thrown porcelain vessels. My work often plays with and subverts our typically held assumptions of what makes an object functional; it is never exclusively about solving a design problem as my work usually contains a contextual narrative that anchors it in history or politics. My main interest is a continuing exploration of the (sometimes fractious) marriage between Abstraction and Function, and in its most accessible form it manifests as the functional vessels I make that might possess sculptural features. This work is generally created at human scale and is very much intended for use.
My ceramic practice is informed by a background in graphic design, Information Architecture, interface design and an innate interest in functionality and human behaviour; antecedents found in my work can be traced to wide-ranging influences such as the utilitarian and sculptural pots of Ben Fiess, the canvases of Giorgio Morandi, the graphic design of 23 Envelope and early/mid-20th century ringware ceramics by Bauer.
My ceramic work is available in fine galleries across the UK and at the Heal’s flagship store in Central London (in-store only; Tottenham Ct Rd). I can also be contacted directly for custom orders and commissions.
C V / Education
2013 – H.E. Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts in Ceramics (Pass with Distinction); CityLit / London Metropolitan University
2011 – City and Guilds School of Art 7111 Certificate in Ceramics (Pass with Distinction); London, England
1999 – Master of Arts; Organisational Learning and Instructional Technology; The University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
1993 – Bachelor of Arts; French Literature; The Evergreen State College – Olympia, Washington, USA
Memberships & Associations
Society of Designer Craftsmen (Ceramics), London, UK