My Raku, Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain Ceramic works and mixed media Paintings are informed by the elements, light and natural environment of the Scottish west coast but created to try and capture both the strength and impermanence of the natural world. Equally essential and present and echoed within ourselves.
The mixed media Paintings combine Acrylic, Ink and Oil to create a feeling of depth with layers of texture evoking the atmosphere and colours of the changing west coast sea.
The unpredictable nature and beauty of the outdoor Raku smoke firing influenced by the elements and seasons gives each wall piece a unique sense of light, time and place.
The stoneware bowl forms use the equally organic fluid nature of the high firing stoneware glazes and textured clay to create forms rooted in the coastal landscape.
And the porcelain Sculptural work is made with Porcelain clay to develop organic growing forms seemingly suspended in the ebb and flow of the tide.
New Ceramic sculptural bowl forms work include glass and clay mineral additions and is informed by the coastal rocks formations found along the coastline of Moidart in the west Highlands where I live.
BA(Hons) Art and Design specialism Ceramics
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 1984 - 1988
2009 - present
Self employed full time Ceramic Artist
member of Scottish Artists Union, Visual Arts Scotland, Scottish Potters Association and Craft Potters Association
Selected Exhibitions & Craft and Design/Ceramics Events
SPA Ceramics Exhibition "Wild Clay" as part of the World Soil Association Congress in the SEC Glasgow 2022
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery Exhibitions 2022
SPA Ceramics Exhibition "Seasons Cycle" Watermill Gallery Aberfeldy 2021
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery Exhibitions 2021
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Summer exhibition 2019
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery "Ways of Being" group Ceramics exhibition with 6 female Ceramicists 2019
Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery Solo Exhibition, "Shoreline" Painting and Ceramics April/May 2018
Art and Shelter, Tokyo, Japan 2017
The Green Gallery Autumn Exhibition, Buchlyvie 2017
The Birch Tree Gallery Spring Exhibition, Edinburgh 2017
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Hortus Redux Exhibition, Argyll 2017
The Scott Gallery Taste of Potfest Exhibition, Hawick 2016
Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthil, Bedfordshire 2015 - 2017
Ebury Bridge Arts New Artists from Britain and Europe Spring Bliss Exhibition, Taipei and Singapore 2014
Moray Arts Centre Natural Selection Exhibition, Findhorn, 2013
An Talla Solais Arts Centre Painting with Smoke Exhibition, Ullapool 2011
Handmade at Kew, International Craft and Design event, Kew Gardens, London 2015 2016
Handmade Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2016 2017
Handmade in Britain, Chelsea, London 2013 2014
Earth and Fire International Ceramics Fair, Nottingham-shire 2016 2018
Potfest at the Palace International Ceramics Fair, Scone Palace, Perth 2014 - 2019
SUSTRANS ArtsRoots funded Creag Mhor Mosaic, Onich 2021
Creative Scotland Open Fund project "COAST" Mallaig 2021