I work in the area of ceramics; making sculptural
ceramics, murals and mosaics for both two and three dimensional
forms. The ceramic tiles are handbuilt relief, textured and patterned
and then glazed, likewise the sculptural forms. All the work is
suitable for interior and exterior locations. Frequently I work
with the client and client group collaborating on the design, making
and construction of the work, which is designed for a particular
site. More recently I have been working with brick blocks, stacking
and carving sculptural forms for waymarkers for the Buckley Heritage
Trail(see Feb. issue of AN magazine). During 2000 I was artist in
residence in N Wales, working on a 7 mile coastal stretch of the
Sustrans National Cycle Route.
I have a background spanning 30 years of working within Public
& Community Arts. In London I worked with the ILEA, GLC and
the Arts Council setting up, managing and most importantly making
ceramics and mosaics within schools and local communities regeneration
projects. Since moving to Wales I have taken part in numerous projects,
both here and in England. At Quedgeley Library the mosaic and ceramic
project involved local school children, library visitors and staff.
I recently completed several small ceramic murals for sites in Neyland,
Lampeter, Aberaeron and Carmarthen; some of these stemmed from residencies.
I recently created a series of ceramic murals for Golden Manor School
in Pembroke, based in the school, working collaboratively with children
and staff. Last summer I was commissioned to make a mosaic floor
for the Peace Garden at Hampton Court Garden Festival.
Alongside this I am engaged in studio based practice making sculptural
vessels for exhibition and sale. I was recently invited to Finland
to exhibit and lecture at IRIS5, one of 26 International Ceramists.
My work has also taken me to Australia, and 2 visits to Japan. Whilst
in Japan I worked with children on a project called Decoration for
Towns & Cities. I lecture at Swansea Inst. one day per week
where I have responsibility for 3rd yr. BA Ceramics students external
I work predominantly with ceramic, mosaics and brickwork which
I feel is a media which is suitable for participatory projects,
and is an ideal material for a visually stimulating and long lasting
public art project. Information gathering and initial designs form
a valuable basis to a project; as well as involving everyone, it
is a creative skill in itself and forms a firm foundation and exciting
springboard for exploration.
I gladly accept commissions, and will deliver and install work
Follow these links for more details on some of
my most recent projects:
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