I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2018 with a First-Class BA (hons) in 3D Design: Ceramics. In October 2018, I joined Yorkshire Artspace’s Ceramic starter studio programme which has provided me with a shared studio space for two years.
My ceramic practice is driven by my expressive drawings, with the abstract marks influenced by abandoned spaces and graffitied walls. I look at the natural and urban landscape and how organic matter and rusted metal are juxtaposed. The bold strokes of paint and scratched markings relate to my own two-dimensional mark making and the energetic abstract painting that I have developed. The marks and lines that are produced become gestural as I use the surface as a vehicle for my drawing.
By combining industrial methods of batch production through slip casting with expressive surface pattern, I create one-off earthenware and porcelain vessels.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.