Thursday, 23 December 2010


These are a few images of the snow where I live. I took them last Saturday at about 8am as I made my way to the train station.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

still here

On the Computer I have been playing around with new colours on this blog and my website, as well as creating a new logo, which I am very happy with. I don't get much time to work on this side of my practice so I end up doing little bits here and there.

Friday, 15 October 2010


A few pictures of a recent kiln load.

Saturday, 9 October 2010


Lately I've been working on new functional porcelain pieces, and have been remembering to stamp my work more.

Monday, 20 September 2010

New Website!

I've created myself a new website (the other week, which I forgot to post about). It's not the finished article yet but it's mostly all there, visit it at

Thursday, 9 September 2010

In the studio

I've been busy in the studio lately, making bigger pots and thinking of ways to develop my work. The weather is starting to change now (can occasionally get away with wearing a coat) and I'm looking for inspiration - can't wait for the autumn season's browny/reddy/goldeny colours. Also, I've been secretly working on a new much improved website, which is coming soon.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

what i've been up to...

Had a brief trip to Stoke-on-Trent last week to buy a large amount of clay and visit some factory shops.

And, I've started to make some larger scale pieces.

One Step Beyond

Went to see an exhibition titled One Step Beyond at Centrespace Gallery in Bristol yesterday. It shows 5 graduates from Bath School of Art and design and it's on now until Wed 18th August. It shows some great contemporary work.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

More stuff

I have been working on more vessels since coming back from London. This is a small group drying out and looking very unfinished.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

One Year On - photos

This is my stand at New Designers - One Year On 2010.
Thank you to everyone who came to see me at the show.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

some new work

I have just added pictures of my latest distorted work on to my website. They include some taller forms and some closed forms. I will also be taking these to New Designers One Year On, which starts in 4 days time.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

ND OYO - one week to go

Just under a week to go now for New Designers One Year On 2010. I'm looking forward to exhibiting at this event very much. The new work is ready and waiting to go.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Quite a blue jug

You can see my latest functional work on my website now. I think my favourite one has to be this very blue jug, which turned out to be more blue that I'd expected.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Want to see some art?

I went to see the BSAD Degree Show last Friday. Go and check it out if you want to see the latest talent in Art and Design. Multiple disciplines are represented and it runs until this Wednesday.

Bath school of Art and Design, Bath, BA1 5SF

one that didn't make it

I've been making new pieces for ND One Year On and this is one that didn't make it past the first stage, but plenty of others did and I should have photos of them soon. It'll be recycled in to an new piece and have another chance, I try not to waste anything.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

cup of coffee

Here is one of my cups in use, I love using my own work.

Monday, 24 May 2010


Here's a sneaky look at an unfinished creamer from today. That "batch" is now out of the kiln and ready to be glazed.
Other news: great weather today, Bristol was baking.

Friday, 21 May 2010

New Designers

Some news that I hadn't really announced yet on here is that I will be exhibiting at this years New Designers, in the One Year On section. I'm in part one, which is 1st - 4th July and I will be showing my latest distorted vessel work. I was there last year with my fellow graduates from Bath and enjoyed it very much, and it is exciting to be able to go back as an individual exhibitor.

To get all the info visit...

Thursday, 20 May 2010


This batch of functional work is currently in the kiln. It includes small creamers and simple espresso cups, as well as the usual mugs. I like photographing them at this stage as the throwing marks are clearly visible, my glazes tend to cover them up quite well, but still leave a hint as to what is underneath.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Some photos of what I got up to today. A new jug design (this is the first one like this!) with quite a big handle. The most annoying thing is that I can't properly try it out until it's fired.

Using my new wedging bench. Richard made this by attaching a table top to the box of an old (empty) kiln. It works well.

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Back to work now. I'm currently making a few pieces of functional work and I am experimenting with some new Ideas for my vessel work, which will be unveiled at New Designers - One Year On, in late June/early July. I like being busy, it seems to keep the ideas and my energy flowing.

Monday, 19 April 2010

nice weather

Yesterday I added some pictures of my latest distorted work to my website, including my colourful, new spiral cylinders (below, which I took to BCTF). I'm very pleased with this new body of work as the surface finish has developed in to a more subtle range of tones. Soon, I will be unveiling a new rich RED. The weather has been lovely recently, which always sparks off photography sessions. I've included a daisy from my lawn (before it's mowed away) and an empty blue sky - empty because there are still no planes!

Spiral Cylinders


no planes!

Friday, 16 April 2010

British Craft Trade Fair PHOTOS

Here are the photos of our stand at BCTF. Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the event, we had a great time...

The plates are Richard Winfield's and the flowers are Emma Strange's

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

New Photos!

I have just added some new photos to my website, they are of my latest functional objects. My site also includes a new and improved layout, and also BIGGER and better photos. Check it all out here

Monday, 22 March 2010

busy #2

Getting ready for BCTF now. There is about three weeks to go, and it's at stages like this where I plan each day. I have lots to do and I've been spending a lot of time on the computer getting new photos ready and organising all the non-ceramic things I need for the show.

I thought I'd include a photo of one of my year 2 espresso cups being put to use as a pen holder on my desk, as it has become a familiar sight.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

sun-shiny new mugs

Below is a taster of some new work. They are a new addition to my tableware forms and I'm thinking of exploring yet more forms in the future, using my glaze combinations to decorate them. The yellow and brown combination I have recently named "Sunrise," which has coincided nicely with the recent (sunny) weather.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Weekend in London

Last Weekend, Richard Winfield (whom I share a studio with) was exhibiting at Ceramic Art London 2010, which was a great excuse for me to come down, help out and generally have a good look around the event too. I always enjoy going and this year it was great to know that there were quite a few exhibitors that had graduated from or, had at some point worked at Bath Spa Uni too.

I also got a chance to see the New Beginnings 2010 exhibition at SDC Gallery. If you haven't been yet you've only got until Saturday the 6th of March 2010 to see it. There is a fantastic selection of high quality work made by fresh makers. It's at 24 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DU.

above, Richard's catalogue entry.

Saturday, 6 February 2010


I have just updated my website again. I try too keep it fresh and I have new ideas about it every time I edit it. I've added more colour this time, no doubt there will be more changes again next time!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

SDC Gallery

Here's the postcard for "New Beginnings 2010" courtesy of the folks at SDC Gallery. The show runs from the 21st of January to the 6th of march 2010 at the SDC Gallery, 24 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DU. The show includes my fellow Bath Spa graduate and MADEBath member Claire Baker. It will also be exhibiting examples of glass and jewellery made by new and innovative makers. It looks to be an exciting show so I hope you can make it!