About

I trained in ceramics under Paul Barron and Henry Hammond at West Surrey College of Art, now UCA, in the Bernard Leach studio pottery tradition. I have subsequently run potteries and craft retail outlets in SW England before setting-up my workshop near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Teaching
I have extensive experience of teaching and running workshops in Universities, Colleges, Schools and in the wider community. Currently I teach art & ceramics to young adults with Aspergers in addition to leisure courses and workshops.

'Playing with Fire' and Raku
An annual low-tech kiln building and wood-firing course run with colleagues and also Raku workshops. Please see Courses and Workshops for details.

Travels
I have had many fascinating research journeys and creative residencies with 'Clay and Fire' to; East and Southern Africa, parts of America, Europe and Asia, visiting potters, charities, projects and other craftsmen as well as museums, galleries and archaeological sites.

Alchemy
My work has seen a gradual transition from functional wheel thrown tableware to decorative stylised heads, figures and abstract forms. I am stimulated by the on-going process of collecting and preparing materials and fuels, working with clay, and wood-firing with salt where the ash combines with the clay and other materials in the kiln to form surprising glazes and still more decorative effects - a form of alchemy with the finished result being a byproduct of the process.