bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

Week two and three of the second ‘World In One City’ block were led by artist Steve Dixon. Steve’s work comments on contemporary issues ranging from the Iraq war to colonialism and the banking crisis. With the participants, Steve designed crests based on the heritage, history and their experiences of the group’s new city. During … Continue reading

bcb artist in training programme – world in one city

World In One City enters it’s sixth, penultimate week. It has been such a fantastic project to be involved in, and I am amazed by the wonderful work which has been produced. The group have shown some great skills, and their creativity, confidence knowledge of the city has grown throughout. One thing that has shown this … Continue reading

BCB artist in training programme – world in one city

‘World In One City’ enters it’s third week at the British Ceramics Biennial studio. For most of the session we designed, reflected and created. Joanne Ayre began by explaining various types of clay and where they came from, then the group created their very own tea-strainers using these clays. The participants used their sketchbooks to reflect … Continue reading

lantern making

On the last 4 Mondays I have been lucky enough to help teach a lantern making workshop at the Fairfield centre in Buxton with B-Arts and High Peak Arts. Here are some images of the group’s lantern creations!

look west

I have been lucky enough to be invited to take part in the ‘Look West’ exhibition at Oriel Davies gallery in Newtown, Wales. The exhibition celebrates new talent in contemporary crafts. It begins on the 17th of November and ends on the 23rd January 2013.

artsound collective showcase

” ‘ArtSound‘ is a collective of exciting, young artists from Stoke-on-Trent showcasing work from fashion and ceramics to textiles and photography, plus more… Come on down to Fat Cats Basement Bar in Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent on Monday 3rd December from 14:00 until late for the unmissable event! These individuals met at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and after … Continue reading

shinkasuru sale

I recently sold a third of my piece, ‘Shinkasuru’. Here is an image of the piece in it’s new home!

artists in residence

I am taking part in an exhibition at the Residence Restaurant and Bar in Nantwich. The private view is tonight, 24th October 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The exhibition is open to the public 11:00am-7:00pm today and tomorrow.

for one night only

Over the weekend I did some work for B-Arts, a local arts charity that develops creative projects for the community. I worked on the ‘For One Night Only’ project which consisted of three days of workshops for the local kids, including stop-frame animations and sculpture building. These workshops led to a final ‘pirate themed’ evening of … Continue reading

new designers 2012

‘Shinkasuru’ at New Designers 2012 in June at the Business Design Centre, Islington.