food on my plate

Over the past 2 years I have assisted and led workshops for The British Ceramics Biennial. This has been a fantastic opportunity to develop my participatory arts and educational practice. Assisting artist Joanne Ayre has given me the confidence and experience to develop my own content and learn new skills. The ‘Food on my Plate’ … Continue reading

lost gardens

Jo Ayre, The Clay Comrades and I took part in something incredible in September! Our clay garden, which was a part of ‘The Lost Gardens of Stoke-on-Trent’ was a true team effort. The components were created in the months running up to the event, with friends, fellow artists, family and the public helping to build our crazy … Continue reading

portland inn project

During summer 2016, Anna Francis, Rebecca Davies, Jo Ayre and I began our ‘Tile Evaluation’ at the Portland Inn. Throughout the 4 week programme, we posed questions to  the community to find out what people want to see in the abandoned pub’s future and also gathered people’s opinions and thoughts. The sessions generated conversation and … Continue reading

appetite workshops

My ‘Play with Clay’ and ‘Origami’ workshops in summer 2015 with Appetite Stoke were a fantastic opportunity to lead drop-in art sessions with the general public. The workshops were really popular and the results were lovely!

community maker

During summer 2015, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work alongside artist Anna Francis in her ‘Community Maker’ project. We created ceramic pieces with the Portland street community to plan the changing community. Throughout the workshops, we saw community spirit and confidence grow. This was an amazingly inspiring project to be a … Continue reading

world in one city

Here are some of my favourite images from my sessions assisting artist Jasleen Kaur with her ‘World In One City’ workshops with the Jubilee Group at Spode factory. We worked with a group of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. The project was fantastic! We created ceramic pieces inspired by cultural identity and feasting. The sessions … Continue reading

come on blurton

As part of the ‘Come on Blurton’ project with B-Arts, I helped assist the group of artists with their rolled clay workshops. These were held at Blurton community hub and Blurton Mill Pond for adults and children in the local area. These were fantastic days of fun with some great results!

origami workshop

In January this year, I was asked to assist in an origami workshop at The Willows primary school in Penkhull for their ‘treat day’. I had so much fun! Here are some of the results!

porcelain paper cranes in situ

Local photographer Tony Jones recently purchased some of my porcelain paper cranes. He kindly sent me these lovely images of my pieces hanging in his home.

megan randall

In October last year I assisted ceramic artist Megan Randall with her involvement in the British Ceramics Biennial. Her graffiti inspired work consisted of stencilled and spray painted images of plates, painted with ceramic slip around Stoke-on-Trent. This was to advertise the British Ceramics Biennial using temporary and environmentally friendly processes.