Path and Inspiration I gained a 1st Class B A Hons in Fine & Applied Art 2006 at University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. In 2009 I immigrated with my family to South Island, New Zealand. I now teach pottery classes at Canterbury Potters Association in Christchurch and also at my home based studio. I am inspired by geology, entropy, archaeology, topography and mans mark on the landscape over time. I have undertaken solo and national exhibitions, public commissions and have also completed a residency in China 2017.
Process and Practice I work with stoneware clays, creating textures utilizing sprigs, then stretching the clay surface. This results in capturing a fluidity and sense of movement. I dry brush on coloured slips and underglaze washes and often multiple glazes to result in a rich texured, almost hieroglyphic surface. I make Voyager boat forms, hand built or thrown vessel forms both 3D object and sometimes wall mounted pieces. These are showcased in exhibitions and galleries throughout NZ.