"Sources for colours are found in the changing fields seen from my window, hedgerows of gorse and hawthorn, wild flowers, sky and sea. Patterns are abstracted from granite walls, field lines, cliff and rock strata and sea and surf lines. I am constantly inspired and energised by my surroundings.
I use stoneware clay from north coast St Agnes, adding oxides and other clays, which are dug from various Cornish locations, to make different batches of coloured clay.
The pots are individually hand built, creating an organic asymmetrical shape, which must spring from the base to create a continuous curve. The rims are pinched and uneven, resembling slate edges on the chapel roof.
"The pots are like a collage, so the colours and patterns go all the way through, rather than just the coated surface. When leather hard they are burnished with a pebble and high-fired. The burnishing produces a surface that echoes wind polished geology, time weathered rocks and tactile pebbles smoothed by the surf."
1999 - 2001 BA(Hons) Studio ceramics, Falmouth College of Arts
1998 - Foundation course, Falmouth College of Arts, distinction
Exhibitions and Events:
represented at Beside The Wave, Falmouth 2017
Scillies Show Easter 2017
Open Studio Cornwall 2017
Cambridge Contemporary Arts A Fine Line March 2017
Porthminister Gallery Cornwall Christmas Show 2016
Open House Brighton
New Brewary Arts Cirencester
Twenty Twenty Gallery Much Wenlock
Tregony Gallery Truro Cornwall
Open Studio Trenoweth Chapel Cornwall 2016
Moncrieff Bray Cornish Art Show
Quiddity Fine Art Spring 2016
Middlemiss and Jones Falmouth Show Sept 2015
Open Studios Cornwall
Galerie Terra Viva France Exhibition
New Exhibition Cambridge Contemporary Art
Open Studio Brighton
Charlotte Jones Solo Showcase Leeds Jan 2015
Yewtree Gallery St Ives
Open Studio 2014
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
St Ives Festival Ceramics Trail 2014
St Ives September festival Ceramics Trail 2013
Potters Show Bevere Gallery Worester
Open Studio 2013
40th Exhibition Cornwall Crafts Association
Macmillian Christmas Fair
Open Studio 2012
Art in Clay Hatfield 2012
Shine Cornwall Craft Association Christmas Fair at Trelowarren
Open Studios the Exhibition Penzance selected show
Art in Action 2011 Waterperry Oxford
Open Studios 2011
Gunards Head Nr Zennor St Ives West Penwith 'Landmarks'
Open Studios 2010
Art in Action Waterperry Oxford
Cornwall Design Fair Trereife House Newlyn
Cornwall Crafts Association
Open Studios Cornwall, Art in Clay Hatfield,
Demonstrator Art in Action Waterperry Oxford,
London exhibition with Cornwall Contemporary Penzance,
Art in Clay Fareham Surrey,
Selected exhibition with Cornwall Crafts Association.
Yew tree gallery Morvah, Porthminister gallery St Ives,
Hiddenart Cornwall Goldophin
House, Art in Clay Hatfield, Contemporary craft fair Bovey Tracy.
Craft fair Bovey Tracy, Design fair Goldophin house.
Gifted exhibition with Devon Guild. Purple gallery Bournville.
Pelham House gallery Isle of Wight.
Design fair Goldophin house with Hiddenart Cornwall The Salt Gallery, Hayle,
The Albany gallery Cardiff,
2003 - present
Member of Cornwall Crafts Association Trelowarren, Trelissick and Penlee
Newton Showcases Bonington gallery Nottingham.
Fisherton Mill Salisbury
Truro Museum Cornwall contemporary ceramic exhibition, New designers
Business design centre London, Degree show Falmouth
Sense of place exhibition Falmouth college of arts.
Guardian Weekend Magazine 18th June 2016
Close to Home
Country Living issue 3 2015
Mail 21st November 2014
Shirley Conran- My Haven
Guardian 11th October 2008
Philip Hensher- Writers Room
Work featured in local press, Inside Cornwall, Cornwall Today, Western Morning Press,
Featured potter in Colouring Clay Jo Connell published by A&C Black 2007
Featured potter in Advanced Pottery, Linda Bloomfield byHale 2011
Inspired by Cornwall awards Inside Cornwall at Hiddenart Goldophin House
40 vessels for Finepoint Harrogate design consultants