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.
2020 Contemporary Ceramics, Great Russell St, London
2019 Ceramics at Watts Gallery, Compton, nr Guildford
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 Goodwood.
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 London.
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