close-up glaze in porcelain bowl

Education

 

June 2015. Diploma HE in Applied Arts (Ceramics). City Lit, London.

 

June 2012. City & Guilds certificate 7111. Structured Ceramics Course, City Lit, London.

 

June 1990. Post graduate Diploma in Advanced Performance. Laban Centre, London.

 

June 1989. BA(Hons) Dance Theatre. Laban Centre, London.

Ceramic Exhibitions

 

Colour and Form exhibition at Gallery Top. Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2EH.

7 October – 5 November 2017

 

Selected work at Klay  pop-up ceramic gallery and shop at 18, Malden Road, London NW3 5HN. March 2016 January 2017.

 

City Lit Ceramics Diploma Graduate Show 2015. Candid Arts Gallery, London.

 

New Designers 2015. Business Design Centre, London.

 

Soul Manufacturing Corporation  by Theaster Gates as part of The Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London. 4 July – 5 September 2013.

 

 

 

I haven't always been a ceramicist. My first career was as a professional dancer and dance teacher. The love of movement however, has never left me and now manifests in my work with clay. I am also fascinated by the vulnerability of the human condition. 

 

I'm inspired by the refinement, control, and balance that I see in dance and Chinese ceramics; and equally inspired by the apparent opposite qualities of spontaneity and earthy materiality of some Japanese ceramics. I feel that life contains all these qualities, revealing a paradox of strength and vulnerability, and is to my mind true beauty.