My stoneware and porcelain ceramic forms are a unique mix of wheel thrown pottery and hand built sculpture, that depict British wildlife asleep within the flora (such as foxtail and Yorkshire fog). The inspiration for my sculptures evoke the golden age of British childrens illustration, such as Beatrix Potter and Walter Crane (Aesop’s Fables).
My work is also an ode to the ceramics industry, which I have grown to love. This being the sculpture, wheel thrown pottery and the sgraffito techniques used to create each piece.
I hope to depict a unique take on the British countryside that is also contemporary in form and beautiful to look at.
Handmade Ceramic Sculptures
Art that evokes nostalgia
Starting from the ground up, with a passion to create art thats feels at home
Entirely self taught, I have been working with ceramics since I can remember. First discovering the joys of clay whilst playing in the farmers fields my mother kept her horses. I would entertain myself by sculpting animals out of the raw clay and allowing the sun to dry each piece. Little did I know this would become a life long obsession.
Later in life I adapted my artistic skills into a 15 year career within the digital industry, directing a team of independent website designers and developers and creating one of the industries leading multinational, white label digital agencies.
Although successful, I never fully felt fulfilled in the day to day and would often return to my passion of ceramic sculpture, studying every aspect (from mass production to modern techniques) as a hobby.
In 2019 I decided to take the plunge and focus my spare time creating a range of small ceramic gifts to sell at the local artisan markets. I have been blessed to find a strong client base, who have been keen to see my sculptural forms evolve into the gallery range I offer today.
In brief, my work is an accumulation of my childhood, my love of the ceramics industry and the encouragement received from the wonderful artisan community.