ceramics: some for broken suits

ceramic pieces to be inserted into frayed, slashed , stitched mens’ suits- or hold a section of heavily frayed shoulder pad lining that has mascara liberally applied some of these forms are swollen, and bulging. Bruised. Truncated. Hollow inside. white, pink : skin, bone, flesh some are cut, scratched, sliced, bent, buckled some appear as if recently excavated,  a sign… Read more »

new studio

my new studio: needs some finishing touches but I’m doing some work in there – made a rubbing of the floor as a way of physically getting to know and connecting to my new space  

Nasty Women Wigan

I am proud to be showing my wire piece, “Matrilinear”, tomorrow, 9.8.17, in the Nasty Women exhibition in Wigan, part of the global, feminist, Nasty Woman campaign. Matrilinear is a celebration of the strengths, vulnerabilities and inherent connectivity of generations of  motherhood, details of the exhibition below, all welcome : We cordially invite you to our Nasty Women Wigan exhibition at Cross Street Arts.… Read more »

Head Above Water, 2016-2017

an exhibition touring 3 coastal venues. Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth Strange Cargo, Folkestone Crescent Arts, Scarborough   curated by Lara Goodband The transformative effects of sea bathing that inspire artists and writers are captured in an exhibition that explores its sensations, stories and psychological impact. Head Above Water reveals the embodied imagination of the swimmer’s experience through film, photography, sculpture,… Read more »

Counterpart exhibition: July 21- August 16, 2016 -artists interventions in Lytham, W. Lancashire

“We Only Print in Blood Red” glazed ceramic pieces installed on a tree   “We Only Print in Blood Red” was a site specific sculptural piece, installed on a tree in Lytham ,as part of Counterpart. The piece explores the complex and often destructive relationship we have with the natural environment. Counterpart involved 12 artists work installed throughout Lytham.    The piece… Read more »

2015: artist residency at FUSE Artspace , Bradford, 2015.

This week long residency at  FUSE in November 2015, was part of a series of residencies exploring environmental  issues, leading up to the COP21 conference in Paris in December. The residency offered the space and freedom to explore process, with no outcomes, restrictions and very little limitation. My initial preconceived ideas for the work were to make some kind of shelter, constructing with branches, leather ,… Read more »

Tate Modern Bird Feeder

This piece was commissioned for “Upstaging Nature”, a group exhibition of site responsive work in Sydenham Woods, S. London. The wood and perspex box contains a model scale Tate Modern, cast in bird seed and lard. The box has various holes drilled into it: access for the birds, over the 3 weeks they devoured Tate Modern, whilst being themselves on display.

artist talk – Friday 28th June

I will be talking with curator Lara Goodband, about my work in relation to my current group exhibition at Bradford 1 Gallery, on Friday, 28th June at 1pm. The exhibition marks the end of the Watershed  Landscape Project and exhibits all 6 commissioned  artists and writers. the talk is free and in the gallery