My work in ceramics takes many forms depending on its intended placement.
From small figurative sculptures presented as miniature worlds in tableaux form, to larger sculptural pieces designed for public placement.
I often incorporate references from the past, such as historical figures, artefacts and events, in order to inform my work, thus enabling a conversation between the source material and the contemporary concepts the new body of work explores.
The opportunity to make new work in historical contexts, either through site-specific pieces or by placing contemporary work within historical settings is therefore, very appealing to me and reflective of my approach to ceramics more broadly.
Grants and Awards.
2018 Arts Council grant for ‘The echoing space’ residency and exhibition at Leith Hill Place. Surrey. Awarded to Mary Branson, Julie Hoyle and Penny Green.
2012 Arts Council grant for conceiving, curating and commissioning the exhibition in an antiquarian bookshop, ‘Maggs beneath the covers’
2011 Received an award from The Craft Charitable Trust for mentoring with Carol
2008 Selected by Arts and Business for Visual.
1998 Prince’s Trust Award for small business.
1979 Setting Up Grant form Crafts Council for first business in fashion.
2018 Residency and site specific installation at Leith Hill Place, Surrey
2017 Menier Gallery, London
2017 Showcase exhibition at the Barbican with London Potters.
2015 Oxford Ceramics Fair, St Edward School, Oxford
2015 ’Leaving home’, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, 89 Southark St, London SE1
2015 Made at West Dean College, Sussex
2015 Spring into summer with Ochre Print Studio@Baker Tilly, Guildford.
2014 The New Georgians, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham.
2014 Sculpture at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.
2013 ‘Unravelling the Vyne’ Vyne NT Hampshire.
2013 Hackwood Arts Festival, Hampshire.
2013 Surrey Contemporary, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames.
2012 ‘Maggs beneath the covers’, 50 Berkeley Sq, London.
2012 Contemporary Ceramics, London. ‘Man and Beast’
2011 Christmas Show at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
2011 Lightbox. Woking.
2011 Black Swan Open, Frome, Somerset.
2010 ‘Must have a little….decadence’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
2010 Art in Action, Oxford
2010 'Unravelling the Manor Houser,' Preston Manor, Brighton.
2010 Christmas Show at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.
2010 The processes involved in 'Unravelling the Manor', Cranleigh Arts Centre. Surrey. (solo)
2010 London Potters selected exhibition, The Orangery, Holland Park, London
2009 Visual, Arts and Business, Butlers Wharf, London
2008 Ceramic Art, RCA, London
2008 Brighton Art fair
2008 Showcase at Contemporary Ceramics, Marshal St, London.
2008 Piers Feetham Gallery, London.
2009 ‘Unique Perspectives’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham.
2009 Summer Show, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk.
2008 'Take Four', Liberty Gallery, West Malling, Kent.
2008 Feetham Gallery, Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition.
2008 Art on the Hill, Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability, London.
2008 Little Place in the woods, Lyme Regis, Dorset Arts Week.
2008 Preston Manor, Brighton Festival, Brighton
2007 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
2007 Designer Craftsmen, Chelsea Town Hall, London
2007 Brighton Art Fair
2006 'Daughters of Albion', Holy Trinity Church, Sloane St, London (solo)
2006 Zelli Porcelain, London.
2005 Ceramics Diploma Show, City Literature Institute, London.
2005 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London.
2001 Private Worlds, Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, Sussex.
1997 ‘The Cutting Edge Exhibition’, V&A, London..
2017 ‘Dig it up’ Tile making project with Newdigate school, Dorking.
2016 Wallpiece to commemorate the Queen Diamond Jubillee, St Martins Church, Dorking.
made of cut ceramics, mosaic and alalbaster.
2013 Unravelling the Vynne, NT, Hampshire. Installation of a dinner set commissioned
by Lady Dacre 1686 part of Unravelling the the National Trust a three year project
responding to National Trust properties.
2013 Comissioned to design and make with local teenagersat St Joseph’s School, Cranleigh
large scale ceramic tile installation for new Cranleigh Health Centre, using local brick clay.
2011 Comissioned to design and make with local schoolchildren multi-media tiled
Wall-piece for entrance hall of the newly refurbished Dorking Museum, using glazed, smoked ceramic, zinc and copper tiles.
2011 An ‘Obeliscus Antiquitatum’ for a collector of medals in collaboration with cabinet
maker Andrew Poder.I made ceramic figures portraying the great movers of the
2010 Designed and made awards for Arts and Business awards ceremony at
2010 Directed and made ceramic wall piece with children at Ewhurst School, Surrey.
2008 Commissioned to make a work for Craigie Aitchison by Lady Getty.
2007 Made ‘The Merry Club’ for Jeremy Barlow, based on the frontispiece to a book of
catches called the Jovial Companions or Merry Club by Henry Hulsberg 1709
2016 Artist residency at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall.
2016/17 Studio Manager Ochre Print studio Guildford.
2015 Artist in Residence at Ochre Print Studio’s, Guildford.
2009-14 Ceramicist in Residence at Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey and teaching adults and
2006 Demonstrated my making techniques at the V&A for London Potters.
1998-03 Produced a range of ceramics based on English Delftware for Hampton Court and Kensington Palace
2001 Trial range of ceramics for selected National Trust properties .
1979-97 Ran a workshop designing and making high end demi-couture clothing. Quilted
bodices and flamboyant wedding and evening wear. Selling to Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bergdoff Goodman, Nieman Marcus and Henri Bendel. Showing collections in
Paris, Milan and New York. Clients included
Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Kent and Fearn Cotton.
1975-79 Worked in theatre, Royal Court, Welfare State International.
Asistant to Yolanda Sonnabend (theatre designer) for exhibitions at the
Whitechapel, Serpentine and Hayes Gallery, Sheffield.
Taught pottery, drawing, 3-dd design at Abbey Wood Comprehensive School
Costume assistant at BBC.
2003-05 Diploma HE in Fine and Applied Arts, Ceramics, City Lit.
1973-75 Slade School Fine Art, Post Graduate in Fine Art. London.
1970-73 Birmingham School Art, 1st class hons, Theatre Design.
1969-70 Bradford College of Art.
Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Texas
Brighton and Hove Museum
V&A costume collection
London Potters Magazine, Oct 2016
Ceramic Review September/October 2010, March/April 2009, 2002,2006
The British Art Journal, Autumn 2012
Crafts Magazine, Sept/October 2013, Unravelling the Vyne.
CPA News September/October 2013, Unravelling the Vyne.
The British Art Journal. Autumn 2013