ART: Ceramics & Drawing
Since 2005 I have individually hand-painted and crafted porcelain artworks inspired by my personal experience of the colours and textures of the natural landscape – horizons, clouds, sunsets, waves, fields, mountains, beaches etc.
I create with expressive and experimental mark-making, alongside more formal arrangements of colour and glaze, drawing inspiration from the cool greys, greens and blues of the Gower Peninsula in south Wales (UK); the rich warmth of oranges, purples and pinks of the island of Oahu, Hawaii (USA); the dusty yet vibrant landscape in Goa and Karnataka (India); and the luminosity and tranquility of Koh Phangan (Thailand).
Driven by a fascination and curiosity with the spatial and visual association of colours, layering and mark-making, and the serendipitous nature of the creative process, I make two and three-dimensional porcelain forms: currently paintings, vessels and light-shades (which are translucent).
I teach ceramics at Llanover Hall Arts Centre in Cardiff.
Drawing is a process of communication, expression or recording a visual, sensory or emotional experience. Colours, tones and their relative arrangements in space are the essence of visual experience.
I find making marks and mindfully doodling with colours incredibly relaxing and meditative. Focusing on the journey as opposed to the outcome, the playful interactions of line, colour, texture and layering are allowed to dance, move and evolve to create curious, often abstract spatial illusions. Working intuitively, I focus on the process of playing, experimenting and discovering as I create, allowing the drawing to evolve organically into whatever feels right in that moment.
I facilitate “Experimental Drawing” classes for all ages and abilities, as I believe that everyone can draw and express themselves, we just need to get out of our own way and lean in to experience the unknown!
Shop... coming soon
Anthropologie, 1-4 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BE
Oriel Makers Gallery, 37 Pen-y-Lan Road, Roath, Cardiff
Mick Oxley Gallery, Craster, Northumberland
Bircham Gallery, 14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW
Linda Lovett Gallery, 41 High Street, Jedburgh, Scotland, TD8 6DQ
Hawksby’s Gallery, 111 Main Street, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DP
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon- Tyne, Northumberland
MADE 14a Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9SQ
MADE Cardiff, Lochaber Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3LZ
Elfair, 16-18 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, Wales, LL15 1HW
Cambridge Contemporary Art, 6 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU
Giddy Arts, 1 Victoria Road, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 3LA
"Every Child is An Artist"
– Pablo Picasso