I like working with other designers and artist to help realize their ideas in ceramics. Whether it is more industrial processes like plaster work and slip casting or bespoke hand made objects, I try not to say no. Get in touch if you’d like to work together.
Here is some of my previous work
I am trying to be better at recording my projects, and writing about clay in general.
I help run an open access studio for projects in ceramics with Fiona Thompson. We teach adult classes from the very beginner, to more advanced techniques.
I have had a ceramic practice for the last 17 years after I graduated from art school. I have travelled from western Canada to Scotland where I have been making work for the last 13 years. I have worked with red earthenware for the last 6 years and have recently decided to return to stoneware and porcelain temperatures.
I’ve decided that I really need to focus on my wn practice and to help grow our classes at Cyan Clayworks so I have left my position at the school I was working in. We got in touch with a mutual a friend Susie O’Byrne in Glasgow that wanted rid of a jigger/jolley machine. It Read more about In the studio full time[…]
Well, I’ve had a couple days off from the school and so I’ve been at the studio making pots…. It took all of yesterday to clean down my space from working with red earthenware but moving back to porcelain feels like the right thing to do. I’m feeling quite happy with the forms of the Read more about Porcelain[…]
I wanted to make a glaze that I’ve used in various capacities work better as I was having some problems with it. This meant that I had to go back and figure out why. I got the glaze from Linda Arbuckle’s site. She is the queen of Maiolica. I went through my copy of Val Read more about White Opaque Glaze Testing[…]
I’ve deliberated over this decision for the last couple of months and it has really slowed down my practice and put me into a bit of a rut. I’ve made the decision to return to a higher temperature technology for a lot of reasons but mostly for durability. There is also I feel a Read more about From earthenware to stoneware[…]