Having trained in Ceramics at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, my work has been influenced over the years by my surroundings and by other Potters that I have worked with. My work has taken me from the UK to New Zealand and Japan where I have worked in various potteries gaining new skills and influences.
All of my drawings and paintings are direct observations from places that I have been and images that capture my imagination. Whether that be the countryside and farm in West Lothian where I grew up, the West coast of Scotland, travels abroad or the East Lothian coastline, where I now live with my family. I like to experiment using different materials where possible and hope that the finished product will have a domestic use as well as being decorative.
All works are hand built /and or thrown on the wheel, using a diverse range of clay glazes and glaze firings. Raku and stoneware firings produce vibrant copper lustres and rich oxide glazes. The ceramics and painting mirror my love of the diverse themes of nature mixed with ancient mythology and the Sea. If you are interested in commissioning some ceramic work, I can work to your specific requirements.
Currently have work in the Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello.
I will have a stand at the Teapot Trust Christmas Craft Fair. Located Columcille centre, Morningside, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT. Saturday 8th December, 10 till 4pm.
I have recently been working on bespoke ceramic orders for a well known Edinburgh Restaurant, and an East Lothian Estate.
For an appointment to visit my studio to see and purchase work please contact me.
If you would like your name added to my waiting list for my pottery classes, please contact me.
Any enquiries about stock availability, prices or to discuss commissioning any artwork, please contact me.