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About

The beauty of the natural world never fails to inspire me and I feel most alive when exploring outdoors.  I particularly love birds and I find myself constantly distracted by them, be it by sight or song. I have fond memories of watching and listening to wading birds whilst staying with my Grandparents who lived near the sea. 

I like to work from quick sketches, using paint and collage to build layers and add texture and detail, whether it be for a painting or design. I fell in love with clay as the tactile nature of the material and its infinite possibilities keep my mind whirring with new ideas. 

I frequently feel as though I was born in the wrong era and as a result, I can often be found in museums, old buildings and secondhand shops and I have more collections of items and ephemera from bygone times, than I have space. Where possible, I like to incorporate history and folklore into my work. The beautiful illustrations and forgotten language in my collection of old bird books is always a source of inspiration and has played a big role in the direction of my most recent work. 

 

Exhibitions/Events
 

MA Ceramics Degree Show, UCLAN, Lancashire: Opening - 11th October, 5-8pm. Victoria Building. Public - 16th - 27th October 2017

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair,  The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire: 23 - 25th June 2017

Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Yorkshire: April 2017 onwards

The Great Outdoors, Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire: March - October 2017

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire: December 2016 - July 2017

Blackburn Artist's Society Exhibiton (Invited), Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire: 19th November to 4th February 2017

Christmas Show, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge: 29th October - 31st December 2016

Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire: 24th - 26th June 2016

New Curators Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham: 8th June - 18th June 2016

Eco-Craft, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham: 18th January - 7th May 2016

Blackburn Artist's Society Exhibition (Invited), Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire: 21st November - 6th February 2016. Painting Highly Commended.

Winter Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey: 20th November 2015 - 9th January 2016 

10th Annual Graduate Show, Bevere Gallery, Worcester: 9th January - 2nd February 2016

Suffolk Craft Society Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk: 16th October - 30th October 2015

Permanent Print, PR1 Gallery, Preston, Lancashire - 2015

New Designers, Part 1, Business Design Centre, Islington, London - 2015

Creative Focus Degree Show, UCLAN - 2015

Best of Britannia (North), Preston, Lancashire - 2015

Lancashire Photography Open, Accrington, Lancashire - 2015 

Harris Museum and Art Gallery Open Exhibition, Preston, Lancashire – 2014

Blackburn Artist’s Society Autumn Exhibition, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire (Invited) - 2014

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire – 2014

Blackburn Artist’s Society Autumn Exhibition, Blackburn Museum, Lancashire (Invited) - 2013

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire – 2013

Joint Exhibition as Selector’s Prize Winner – Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire – 2012

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire – 2012

Showcase, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire - 2011

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire - 2011

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire - 2010

Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire - 2009
 

OTHER
 

Member of the Northern Potters Association: 2017 onwards

Highly Commended Award - Blackburn Artist's Society Open Exhibition: 2015

Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen: 2015 - 2017

Selected member of judging panel – Ribble Valley Open: 2013

Live window design brief for “Bank” - Highly Commended: 2013

Creative Focus Award Nominee (UCLAN): 2012

Selector’s Prize Award - Ribble Valley Open Exhibition: 2012

 

Education
 

MA Ceramics, UCLAN: 2015 - present

BA Contemporary Crafts, UCLAN : 2012 - 2015. First Class Honours