Using local clay is primordial and combines landscape together with materiality and process. The individual style of each piece evolves as I discover the clay’s geological qualities. These sculptural forms capture elements of tradition by bringing iron into clay cannons, shot and maps. I create a narrative relevant to contemporary political and conservation issues using site-specific clay.
In my future practice I’ll scale up cannon and shot as vessels and sculptural triptychs, representing my interests in clay, iron and toad conservation.
I studied Art and Ceramics at Eastbourne College of Arts, completed my City & Guilds, Art and Design in Ceramics at Sussex Downs College and gained a qualification to teach adult education. Since 2002 I have taught in schools and tutor regular workshops from my barn studio. I exhibit with Kent Potters and Sussex Arts Collective at The Crypt Gallery, Seaford and other selected events.