Biography

My practice combines ceramics, painting and printmaking.  I originally trained in Studio Pottery and ran a pottery in Cornwall for 10 years, selling my work through galleries and exhibitions. Later I became very interested in painting and did a BA in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving. After 5 years of working in Gallery Education I returned to my studio.  I've just completed the Porthmeor Programme at the St Ives School of Painting which has given a new exploration and exitement to my practice.

Education and Training

2015 - Porthmeor Programme 1 St Ives School of painting www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

2002 - 2003 West Dean College PG Dip in Tapestry Weaving  www.westdean.org.uk

1996 - 1999 University of Plymouth BA Hons Fine Art 2:1

1994 -1996 Falmouth College of Art BTEC Foundation Diploma 

1973 -1975 Harrow College of Art and Technology Diploma in Studio Pottery

Arts Education Work

2003 - 2008 Arts Education  Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

2008 - 2011 Freelance Arts Educator Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Residencies

2008 - 2011 Artist in Schools 

AA2A Artist in Residence Plymouth College of Art  www.plymouthart.ac.uk

Awards

2002 Edward James Foundation Scholarship for Tapestry Weaving PG Dip at West Dean College

 

 Selected Outlets, Exhibitions and Events

2017 The Contemporary Craft Festival 9-11 June www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk

2017 Spring Show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle www.thebiscuitfactory.com

2017 The Byre Gallery www.thebyregallery.co.uk

2016 The Rame School of Artists, The Lime Kiln Gallery Calstock, Cornwall

2016 Pastures New, The Byre gallery  www.thebyregallery.co.uk

2015 Avidity with St Ives School of Painting, Penwith Gallery  www.penwithgallery.com

 2015 Made By Hand at Kew with the Byre Gallery 2015 www.thebyregallery.co.uk

2015 Devon Guild Summer Exhibition www.crafts.org.uk

2011 - 2015 Regular exhibitor at The Byre Gallery Millbrook  www.thebyregallery.co.uk

2013 The Jointure Studio Ditchling, Autumn Exhibition

2007 - 2015 Open Studio events in Cornwall  www.drawntothevalley.co.uk

2011 - 2015  Westcroft Gallery Kingsand Cornwall  www.westcroft-gallery.co.uk

2011 - 2015  Lime Kiln Gallery Calstock, Cornwall

2010 'Make' Devon Guild of Craftsmen www.crafts.org.uk 

2010 Summer Exhibition Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey

2008 Christmas Exhibition Devon Guild of Craftsmen Bovey Tracey

2008 Shine Cornwall Crafts Contemporary Craft Fair, Trelowarren, Cornwall

1976 - 1985 Liberty, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Simon Drew Gallery Dartmouth, the Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Liberty London, Craftwork London, Cider Press Centre Devon