Some pictures of my new work inspired by the concept of 'Extrinsic Intrinsic'.
Supported by Arts Council England I have been spending time developing new work around the idea of the outside being inside, reversing what we expect and exploring ideas of functionaility. These are just the beginning but they give a flavour of what I am trying to do particularly with combining ceramics with textiles and bead work.
My professional background has combined working as a professional artist, exhibiting, curating, working to commission and teaching across the UK, with working in local authority, voluntary and community sectors. I have taught regular classes in ceramic art and painting and drawing, as well as drop-in craft workshops, lantern-making, and community art workshops. Other key skills include strategy development, project management, community arts development, and fundraising.
I have been creating contemporary ceramic sculpture for over 16 years calling on inspiration from a wide variety of sources. I enjoy the challenge of creating finely balanced pieces and delight when my work has impact involving the viewer. Each piece is individually hand-built, most often in stoneware clay and more recently I have been integrating textile elements into my work adding another dimension of adornment and structure to my work.