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 have had a ceramic practice for the last 19 years after I graduated from art school. I have travelled from western Canada to Scotland where I have been making work for the last 15 years. I have worked with red earthenware for the last 6 years and have recently decided to return to stoneware and porcelain temperatures.
I'm launching a range of kitchenware designed and made from start to finish in Edinburgh. This work is intended for everyday use in the kitchen.
From my blog
Both Fiona and I had a really good time working with some of the Scottish Potters Association members last Saturday. There were some really good discussions, and a breadth of knowledge. I was trying to explain that sometimes I felt a bit isolated from other makers not just by geography, but because I have been going Read more about Scottish Potters Workshop[…]
I was asked by another student at the studio to give some examples of stoneware glaze recipes, how to mix them up, what does what in the glaze. The recipes I chose were I think suited to his tastes, and the first one was from this book: ISBN: 0950476757 It is kind of old school, Read more about Stoneware Glaze investigation[…]
Introduction Here are instructions to base an investigation into lino printing onto clay. Quite a few people have been doing this for a while, and there are good books on the subject, Including Ceramics and Print (3nd Edition) by Paul Scott ISBN10: 1408151499 and Image transfer on Clay by Paul Andrew Wandless ISBN10: 1454703326. For my Read more about Relief Printing Ink for ceramics[…]
I thought it was a good idea to amalgamate a bunch of notes on our studio slip. Both Fiona and I have used this in various forms for years and on lots of different work. You can find the recipe below, and I’ve also made it downloadable in a couple formats. If you have any Read more about Studio Slip Recipe[…]
This is a great opportunity for me I hope, and it will be a launch of the jigger jolly work I have been developing over the last year or so. Over 80 makers will be bringing their work to showcase in the beautiful Botanic Gardens. You can click on the image above for more information. Read more about Handmade Edinburgh[…]
I just wanted to write about our open studios here at Beaverhall Arts Studios last weekend. For me it was an accumulation of all of the work I’ve been doing, besides teaching in the studio, since I left my full time technicians job at the Edinburgh Academy. There was a great response to my work Read more about Beaverhall Open Studios[…]
Finally getting some cups made in the studio today. The design is inspired by 18th Century Japanese nabeshima porcelain. The big difference is that mine is machine made by a Canadian living in Scotland in the 21st Century. I guess its going to be different enough then. Nabeshima is a well known Arita porcelain with Read more about New cup production[…]
Bart and Craig at fullscrn.co.uk have made a great video about us to promote why we make ceramics at Cyan Clayworks, and also showcase their skills in film making, sound, and video post production. Really happy with the result although it is very strange to see and hear my voice recorded.
I’ve got my first commission for the new jigger jolley machine through an illustrator friend Susie. She wants some beakers with very straight sides to accommodate digital transfers of her work. I have found that quite a few illustrators diversify their work through printing, textiles, and ceramics. I explained to her that I would only Read more about Working in and through plaster[…]
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[…]