I enjoy the ways in which stories are constructed and relate beyond social boundaries. When making my work I have a sense of archaeology, that I am excavating a narrative or behavior in a specific state or time.
The figures may be in the guise of men, women and animals, yet there is an essence that unifies them. It is this humanity through expression and gesture that I seek in between the thoughts, hands and material, sculpting the surface marks to create a common honesty.
Graduating in 2000 from Wolverhampton University, I have built my reputation through exhibiting work within the UK and at international ceramics festivals in China and Japan.
Receiving a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in 2012, I went on to complete my MA in ceramics and glass at The Royal College of Art and am now based in London.
Teaching has always complimented my ceramic work, having taught in galleries, schools and Universities. I have worked with groups including Connexions Youth Service, Charnwood Arts, Leicestershire Youth Offending Team and now teach at St Paul’s School London.