I exhibit regularly during Oxfordshire Artweeks and Bucks Art Weeks (formerly Bucks Open Studios) as well as with a number of galleries and art fairs. I am delighted to have been selected to exhibit at Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry, in July. In addition I will be showing my work during July and August in the 'Ceramics' exhibition at the West Ox Gallery, Bampton. I have also exhibited very successfully on a number of occasions under the title "Curvilinear" with photographer Tracy Florance where we find our two media complement each other perfectly. A selection of my work can be seen at the Obsidian Art Gallery, Stoke Mandeville, and the Tiny Gallery, Henley-on-Thames.
During Bucks Art Weeks I am exhibiting at Stott's Nursery, Stokenchurch, with ceramicist Margaret Tatton Brown, and holding regular demonstrations of my working methods.
I first encountered clay at evening classes and these still serve to guide, inform and inspire me. Initially I began making pots on the wheel, learning to throw and becoming familiar with the basics of working with clay and glazes. Gradually a desire to explore new avenues and to create ever larger pieces directed my interest towards hand building and this is now my main focus.
I work in stoneware to hand build my pots, using either crank or black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. My work is frost resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside. My pieces range from small vases and dishes to large ali baba and sculptural pots.
I am constantly experimenting with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations, taking my inspiration from traditional forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature. My ceramics and my skills are continually evolving and progressing as I pursue my fascination with form and texture.
I belong to the West Forest Potters Guild and am a member of the Craft Potters Association, West Ox Arts and the From the Kiln group of ceramic artists.