I am a ceramicist, maker and designer whose work examines interpretations and contradictions of the inner self. I am exploring and highlighting the differences between an idealised view of life and the uglier reality influenced by external relationships and events. I want to tap into fragmented memories of what has gone before and try to make them real in the present.
My artistic practice is driven by my love of process, method and technique, and I am constantly seeking ways of portraying this in my work, aiming to engage the viewer through questioning of materials, and pursuits of perfection.
My background is in the wedding industry, I worked as a wedding cake designer for 12 years, owning and running an award-winning cake company. During this time, I developed an eye for design and detail but had an inner longing to create work that had permanence. To fulfil this, I returned to education and studied for a BA (Hons) degree in 3D Design Craft. This was a challenge after so many years out of education, but it has allowed me to grow as an artist, cultivate a fresh desire to create work that has meaning, and has given me new insights into how I can express my creativity.
Ugly Duck - London
Business Design Center - Islington
Degree Show Exhibition
Studio 11 - Plymouth
The Box - Plymouth
Art@Edgcumbe - Site-Specific Exhibition
Mount Edgcumbe House & Gardens
Body, Place, Narrative
Project Space 1 - Plymouth College of Art