Statement

My work has evolved from a figurative mode with a suggested narrative that allowed many readings, through to a pure visual one.

The main focus of my work in the last ten years has been sculptural, working with forms, which can be read differently from several viewpoints in space.

Images have developed from the early figurative concerns through to a preoccupation with underlying compositions.

In particular I have been dealing with light and shadow, positive and negative, as much as building forms.

With these elements in mind the work has shed surface additions aiming for directness and simplicity of surface.

The Liminal series

Some of my work has been titled “Liminal”

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as, 1: relating to a transitional or initial stage. 2: at a boundary or threshold.

The making came first, the word I stumbled upon and liked its suggestive power as an introduction to a body of work.

As human beings we have to build an understanding of our three-dimensional world, in order for us to recognise objects, to touch, navigate and contemplate.

Although my work had often been based on some figuration, within this group of objects I have been deconstructing and reconstructing pure form, allowing relationships of structure and light to gather in new ways.

Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth
9.01.47
Place of birth
Birmingham

Education

Stoke on Trent
College of Art
1965-'66
Art Foundation
Central School of Art
London 1966-'69
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Recent exhibitions

2000
Peter's Barn, Sussex
2000
Grace Barrand Design Centre
2001
Showcase exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre
2003
Kaolin Gallery Stockholm; one person show
2003
Quenington Sculpture Trust: “Fresh Air”
2004
Rekabite Gallery, North Devon Arts Festival
2005
Delamore Arts Scdlpture Trust
2006
Selected Exhibitor( Honourable mention) at the 4th South Korean World Biennale
2007
Kesckermet International Triennial Hungary
2008
Selected Exhibitor (Honourable mention) at the 6th Cheongju International Craft Biennale Competition
2009
Delamore Arts Sculpture Trust
2010
Solo exhibition, “Liminal” at Naas gallery Gothenberg Sweden
2011
Short listed for Mino Biennale Japan
2012
Finalist exhibitor Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
2013
Selected for Artists residency at Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan
2013
3 Makers sculpture exhibition at Tokarska gallery London
2017
Artist in residence A.I.R Vallauris
2017
Eve gallery Edenbridge Kent 2 man
2018
CPA fellows showcase exhibition
2019
Sintra Gallery Gothenberg Sweden
3 Person show
2019
Sprout Gallery, London
3 Person show

Publications

  • Raku Published by Batsford 1992 ISBN 0713461306
  • Ceramic and Perception (Technical) 2014 No 38

Teaching and lecturing

  • Bath Spa University BA and MA courses1992-2014
  • Gothenberg, Sweden MA
  • Kuben, Orebro, Sweden Foundation studies
  • Oland, Sweden Foundation studies
  • Yingge Museum, Taiwan Lecturing and project leading

Master classes

  • Ballenberg, Switzerland
  • La Meridiana, Tuscany, Italy