celebrating clay

pots with energy

Ceramics in heavily grogged, textural clays, terra cotta and black clay, sometimes adding china clay, ball clay and minerals from local sources. The style is direct and energetic, reflective of my drawing.  I aim for a sense of vitality in the shape, and directness in the use of materials, one concern informs the other.  
Holwell Studio, in the distance, on a wonderful sunny winter morning
simple ideas, braided with complexity, Jeanette winterson
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I worked as a scenic artist for many years, in theatres all around Britain, so I have always been  involved in the arts. As a mature student I returned to art college to study ceramics, my first love, and in which I retained a strong interest. I was awarded a BA Hons in Ceramics at Plymouth College of Art in the summer of 2016, and I am now continuing my studies to MA level, doing this on a part-time basis at Bath Spa University. I'm also making and exhibiting, and my facilitation/teaching work is ongoing, in my studio and on site.
I have always been interested in inclusivity in the arts, and have worked with people with disabilities of various kinds throughout my career. Clay is a wonderful medium for self expression, and for enjoying the challenges of learning skills, thinking with one's hands and concentrating on something other than the day to day. 
I firmly believe that 'making is good for you'.

See page 1 for details about the new studio, very exciting for us, a wonderful location on Dartmoor, more space, and inspiration everywhere you look, an amazing  place to come and make.

My MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University continues. Two modules are completed, and I'm almost settled  into the new studio.  


Selected to show at Fresh, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, January 2019

Rosemoor RHS Gardens, with Westcountry Potters Association, September 2018

Heather Jansch Sculpture Garden, August/September 2018 for Open Gardens

Emerge at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, June/July 2018

West Country Potters at the Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey  June 2018

Exhibiting with Heather Jansch April/May 2018 Open Gardens, glorious gardens and Heather's fabulous horse sculptures, open in aid of MacMillan

Selected to show at The Devon guild, Bovey Tracey,' Make17' November 2017/ January 2018

Red Pod Arts, "Making a Scene", The Clay Factory, Ivybridge, October 17

Selected to show with WestCountry Potters Association, Bovey International Craft Fair, June 2017

Wild, Summer Sculpture Show at The Mythic Garden, Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Devon, June-October 2017

Exhibiting at Heather Jansch Open Gardens, May, August 2017, and at Heather Jansch Open Studios, part of Devon Artist Network Open Studios September 2017

The Leach Gallery, St Ives, PCA Alumni Exhibition, January

Selected to show at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, as part of their Present Makers winter show,
November 16--January 17

Open Studio event at Red Pod Artists Studios, The Clay Factory, Ivybridge, Decmeber 3rd. 2016

A selection has been chosen to exhibit at TENT, London Design Week, September 2016

Awarded Coombe Futures Prize 2016, Coombefarmstudios Residency

2017Best in Summer Show, PAC, 2016

Brownstone Gallery, Modbury, Selection from Degree show 2016

Gaia Spa, Boringdon Hall, Plympton, August-October 2016

Stone Lane Gardens Summer Sculpture Show 2016

Link Corridor PCA, Plymouth, Easter 2015

Stone Lane Summer Sculpture Show 2015

Workshops, and clay groups in the studio now available, contact details below
'A simple idea, braided with complexity.' Jeanette Winterson