New work

It's been a busy and productive 2018 so far.

I am really interested in the development of my clay drawings, which started with Stilboestrol in the spring, followed more recently by Love Song, both inspired by the life of Alan Turing.

  Love Song , 2018 (100 x 150 x 50) Ceramic Hanging

Love Song, 2018 (100 x 150 x 50) Ceramic Hanging

  Love Song , (detail) - Image credit Max McClure

Love Song, (detail) - Image credit Max McClure

Both pieces signal a new level of detail in my work - usually I like to produce pieces more quickly and spontaneously. This new mentality has come partly from observing the intense dedication of the artists I met in Japan, coupled with my own drive to push the boundaries of my chosen media, as far as possible.

Both Stilboestrol and Love Song were on show at this year's BV Open Studios and received a very positive response. I hope to develop new opportunities to share them with a wider audience in 2018 and beyond.

I have also been developing my printmaking techniques, using oxide on clay; and building up my installation of wheel thrown miniature teapots inspired by the group culture in Japan titled: 'My Place at the Table'.

  Shining Officer , 2018, 21 x 14 cm,  Oxide print on stoneware clay

Shining Officer, 2018, 21 x 14 cm,  Oxide print on stoneware clay

  My Place at the Table , 2018, stoneware clay - Image credit Max McClure

My Place at the Table, 2018, stoneware clay - Image credit Max McClure