I am thrilled to share news that I have been awarded a QEST Scholarship to undertake a period of training and research with heritage tile manufactures Craven Dunnill Jackfield. Work will commence on this project in January 2021  – www.qest.org.uk “The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) funds the education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master […]

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Film makers Cro & Kow have recently made a series of films about residents at Abbeymount Studios. It was a pleasure to welcome them into the studio with their cameras to create this short film documenting some of the work I have been making during this unusual year.  www.croandkow.com

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My work is include in ‘The Potential of Pattern’ at Sunny Bank Mills, 19th September – 15th November 2020 Featuring work by a diverse group of artists and makers all exploring aspects of pattern within their practice – Vanessa Plews, Russell Hughes, Henry Gonnet, Mark Milnes, Dominic Hopkinson, Frances Priest, Charlotte Morrison, Nicola Christoforou, Nicky Cash, Jenny Haynes […]

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I am very pleased to be working with Atlas Arts to make available an A4 printer friendly version of the Patterns of Flora Colouring Book, free to download from the Atlas Arts website until the the end of May. We are also delighted to be teaming up with The Kindness Wave to include copies of […]

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I will be exhibiting a new collection of work with Cavaliero Finn at Collect 2020 – Somerset House – 27th February to the 1st March 2020. Inspired by the Byzantine pages of The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones, this new group of pieces reflects on the source material depicted in the colourful chromolithographic pages […]

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I am very pleased to be included in Artisan Edinburgh by Catherine Aitken. The book features beautiful colour photographs and in depth interviews with 24 artists, designers and makers from across the City of Edinburgh.  Published by The History Press and available in all good bookstores, you can also purchase a copy from www.catherineaitken.com 

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I will be exhibiting a collection of drawings and ceramic samples from Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats in the forthcoming Fife Contemporary exhibition Lines from Scotland. Curated by Amanda Game, the exhibition explores some of the many, varied ways that Scottish artists work/have worked with drawing and physical acts of mark-making as a […]

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I am delighted to be invited by curator Stacey Hunter to contribute to The First Minister’s Local Heroes Collection – a presentation of work by ten Scottish designers presented in The First Ministers Office at The Scottish Parliament. “The invitation to place a selection of Scotland’s most interesting, innovative and well-crafted design into not only […]

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I am pleased to Sir Nicholas & Judith Goodison have recently acquired ‘Gathering Places | Grammar of Ornament – India iii (small)’ for the permanent collection of the The Fitzwilliam Museum. This work will join ‘Tall Double Curves I’ purchased in 2004.   Photography by Shannon Tofts

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