My current work explores and interprets languages of ornament from different cultures, places and periods in history. From my Edinburgh studio I create intricate and colourful ceramic objects that celebrate this fascination for ornament and pattern, using clay as a canvas on which to build richly drawn and layered surfaces of inlaid line, glaze colour and enamel decals.

Out with the studio I develop projects and commissions that respond to people and places, using my interests as a platform from which to engage with new environments. This approach has lead to work in varied and sometimes unexpected settings, from an English Tudor banqueting room in Sheffield, to a country home on the Scottish Island of Raasay.

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EDUCATION
PG Dip. Ceramics Edinburgh College of Art, June 1999
1st Class BA Hons. Ceramics Edinburgh College of Art, June 1998
Foundation Diploma Dewsbury College, June 95

COLLECTIONS
The Victoria & Albert Museum London, UK 2006
McManus Galleries Dundee, UK 2005
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, UK 2004
The National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh, UK 2003
The Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead, UK 2002
The International Museum of Ceramics Faenza, Italy 2001
The International Museum of Contemporary Ceramics Ichon Province, Korea 2001

AWARDS
Arts & Business Awards Commendation February 2016
Creative Scotland Artist Bursary, April 2014
Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary, May 2012
Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award, January 2009
Covepark Scottish Crafts Residency, May – September 2008
Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award, September 2006 & March 2005
Royal Scottish Academy Benno Schotz Award promising young Scottish sculptor, May 2004
Scottish Arts Council,Award for Individual Development, August 2002
Scottish Arts Council Award for Professional Development, February 2001
Andrew Grant Scholarship for Postgraduate Study Edinburgh College of Art, September 1998

 

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