From my studio in the heart of Edinburgh I combine traditional hand-built and industrial mould making techniques to create unique porcelain one-off pieces, small series of works and site-specific installations.
Inspired by the infinite array of forms in the botanical world my work explores the sculptural quality of plants, responding to their structure whilst selecting favourite composite shapes in order to create my own ceramic “hybrids”. I also draw inspiration from the huge collection of pressed plant specimens, impressive seed pods and pickled flowers and fruits stored in the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
Selected Recent Exhibitions
2021 - Think Plastic, Taigh Chearsabhagh
2020 - Think Plastic, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The culmination of a project involving a collaborating between artists and scientists. Questioning the environmental impact of the materials we already use and whether sustainable plastics could become an environmentally friendly addition to our practices.
2019 - Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh “Layered Land”; ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY, Visual Arts Scotland.
2018 - CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC CENTRE, London.
2017 - Cheongju International Craft Biennale, S.Korea. UK pavilion with the Crafts Council and the British Council; MEFFAN GALLERY, Forfar, “Making Space”.
2016 - PATRIOTHALL GALLERY, Edinburgh - “Making Space” Two person show;