I make functional ceramics and unique one off pieces, using stoneware clay or porcelain. I am inspired by the thought of my pots becoming a part of someone's daily ritual, whether that be as their favourite bowl for breakfast or first choice of mug for their morning coffee.
After working at the Gaya Ceramic Art Centre in Bali for 6 months, and with Renton Bishopric on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, I am now living in Bristol, UK. Upon graduation from Manchester School of Art with 1st Class Hons in 2010, I undertook a 1 year Apprenticeship at North Street Potters in London before joining the collective. Here I became involved in making a range of tableware for restaurants including Coya in Mayfair and Fera at Claridges. I am now producing work for use at home and in restaurants, both hand-built and on the wheel.
Since graduating in 2010 I have been teaching pottery to children and adults. For 5 years I worked at Clapham Pottery in London alongside working in secondary schools. At the beginning of my travels in 2015, I taught in Bali for 6 months mainly focusing on wheel skills and one-to-one sessions. My classes in Bristol will be held at my studio just north of the city, and will focus on hand building, wheel work and decorative techniques. I welcome all abilities and I am happy to assist in self-directed projects.
I am motivated by the thought of my pots being used everyday. I hope to create very tactile forms which sit comfortably in the hand. The process of creating pots spans two to three weeks and differs with each season; the slightest change in temperature or humidity alters the rhythm of making.