I specialise in making ceramic wall art for interiors. My interests focus on repetition and making up surfaces from individual elements. Like pieces from a puzzle, I play with different arrangements of colour and textures. I arrange the design so that it looks 'off center', this changes expectations suggesting it is a fragment of a larger piece.
My starting point is the camera, I use photography to record lines, patterns and rhythms found in nature and the built up world around us. I use these photos to create visual collages which then inform my ceramic work.
Alongside this, I have undertaken a number of public art projects and commissions making ceramic mosaic murals. Working with community groups and schools the projects have included a hospital garden, a school entrance, a railway station and most recently a bowling pavilion.
From my studio I run weekly ceramics classes for adults and run occasional workshops. I also work in primary schools focusing on specific projects.
1995 - 98 Edinburgh College Of Art
PG Diploma Ceramics
BA Hons Ceramics
2012 - Present
Founder of 'The Ceramic Studio'
Teaching adults and children
Running community workshops