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Potter, Artist, Teacher
Ceramics is my life-long passion and I have been perfecting my craft for over 25 years. I am a professional member of the Contemporary Potters' Association and the London Potters. My pieces have been featured in group exhibitions since 1982. I have been a part time tutor in adult education since 1986. I have been a regular participant in annual open studios.
My work is mostly wheel-thrown with some press-moulded textural combinations. I reference elements of ancient artefacts, period garden ornamentation and architecture in my work. I produce a wide variety of functional, individual, one-off pieces including elevated stemmed vessels, birdbaths, sconces, lidded bowls, vases, and candle bowls.
I have taught in all sorts of Educational colleges, Institutes, Mind, Scope community and day centres, as Artist in Residence, at a Buddhist Centre, schools, after school programmes and classes in my own studio and generally to people from all "walks of life" for over 20 years. Clay becomes a form of therapy, compelling people to caress it. It drives a compulsion that seems to form a sort of addiction; the "student" becomes emotionally involved with the clay, forming a bond and empathy with their work, it is an extension of their own selves, their "child".
Speaking as a technician, I provide the "power" to immortalise your creations, by firing the work and providing the tools and equipment to allow this creativity to flow, grow and exist. I feel privileged to have been able to pass on my skills to hundreds of students over the years, to keep the art and craft of Ceramics alive.