Based in Abergavenny.
In my practice, I aim to incorporate texture and narrative, often creating very simple forms that will carry the intended message. My work is hand built or cast, integrating textures, colours and oxides. The narrative may be developed within a single vessel, or by combining numerous elements for wall displays or installations.
Much of my work is inspired by my passion for telling the stories of South Wales, the people that drove the Industrial Revolution and the natural assets that gave this area the opportunity to lead the world.
Heightened from working in heritage and tourism sectors across the UK for almost 30 years, I seek to combine this fascination with history and geology with my love of ceramics to develop work that tells a narrative. I often explore historical events, such as the Aberfan Disaster, which is the topic that I explored for my graduate show.
I studied for Contemporary Design Crafts BA at Hereford College of Arts and then went on to study Ceramics MA at Cardiff Met University. Upon graduating, I was awarded a Graduate Workshop at the Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff where I was based for a year. I am now based in my own studio in Abergavenny.
2017 - 2018 - MA Ceramics - Cardiff School of Art, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
2014 - 2017 - 1st BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts - Hereford College of Art.
2013 - 2014 - Portfolio - Hereford College of Art.
Winner Open Art Competition - Y Galeri - 2020
Emerging Maker Award - International Ceramics Festival Aberystwyth - 2019.
Stuart Houghton Award for Design Craft - 2017.
Portfolio Award for Personal Achievement – 2014.
Awarded Emerging Maker Award at International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth 2019, and Open Art Competition winner Y Galeri, 2020.
Y Galeri. Caerphilly - September/October 2019.
Art in Penallta - August 2019.
Found Gallery, Brecon - July 2019.
Abergavenny Arts Festival - End June 2019.
Rising Star - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, March/April 2019.
Rising Star - Creates Gallery, Monmouth, February/March 2019.
MA Show - Cardiff Met University, Sept 2018.
Vulgar Earth - Theatr Brycheiniog, April/May 2018.
Graduate Show - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, January 2018.
South Wales Potters Autumn Exhibition, CRIC, Crickhowell - October 2017.
Late Summer Exhibition - Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen 2017.
PORTAL - Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre - 2017.
Student demonstrator International Ceramics Festival - 2017.
Oriel Cric Gallery, Crickhowell – 2017.
“One to Watch” – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, January 2017.
Made by Hand, Cardiff and Hereford Contemporary – part of Hereford College of Art stand - 2016.
“The Cutting Edge” – first year Contemporary Design Craft student exhibition, Hereford 2015.