A continuing fascination for what lies unnoticed beneath our feet is bringing me back full circle to some themes around which I developed my creativity; as a fifteen year old I made a plaster cast of pipes representing the London Underground map. I now return to maps and typography through the ambitious construction of site specific manhole covers with my personal designs in ceramic. With a background in Book Arts and Sculpture, I have developed my ideas through experiential installations. In the past this involved some site-specific projects in churches and green spaces; eventually documenting the work turned into the work itself, hence the focus on artists’ books. The manhole cover has become my book in that it has a title and a narrative within the pattern in relief. Drains and wells have promted sculptural explorations in porcelain about pipes, and more recently connections between things is manifesting itself in viaducts.
04/19 - 10/19 Manhole Cover for Burghley, Form & Function, Burghley Sculpture Park, Lincolnshire
04/19 - 10/19 Viaduct Stack, Cotswold Sculpture Park.
03/04/19 - 21/04/19 'Ex Libris' Newlyn Society of Artists’ Show at Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance
08/09/18 - 30/09/18 ‘On View’ Newlyn Society of Artists’ Show at Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance
14/09/18 - 16/09/18 ‘Form & Formality’ Breeze Art Fair, Trereife Park, Penzance
05//05/18 - 30/05/18 ‘Drawing Explored’ Newlyn Society of Artists Show at Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance
03/09/17 - 24/09/17 ‘Critic’s Choice’ Newlyn Society of Artists’ Show at Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance
24/02/18 ‘Pipe Dreams’ Ceramic Installation Hellebore Day, Bosvigo House & Gardens, Truro
23/05/17 – 27/05/17 ‘Page Turner’ Lemon Quay, Truro
05/03/17 - 26/03/17 ‘Borders’ Newlyn Society of Artists’ Show at Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance
18/02/17 ‘Well Shafts’ Ceramic Installation Hellebore Day, Bosvigo House & Gardens, Truro
22/10/16 - 30/10/16 Cornwall Ceramics & Glass Group Exhibition, The Old Lifeboat Studio, Porthleven
11/09/15 – 29/09/15 Cornwall Ceramics & Glass Group Exhibition, Bodmin Shire Hall
19/05/15 - 22/05/15 Tenth Show Lemon Quay, Truro.
20/05/14 - 24/05/14 Horizons Show, Lemon Quay, Truro.
21/05/13 - 25/05/13 White Out Show, Lemon Quay, Truro.
10/2006 - 11/2006 Scroll Spaces, Helston Folk Museum, Helston
28/02/05 - 30/02/05 ft winter open: Survey Show, Florence Trust. Highbury Fields, London
06/07/04 - 10/07/04 Opening the Book, MA Book Arts Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
15/05/04 - 23/05/04 Perpendicular, Site-specific Sculpture Exhibition, St Nicholas’ Church, Gloucester
15/08/03 - 22/08/03 Diving For Pearls, Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
27/06/03 - 03/07/03 Degree Show, Pittville Campus, Cheltenham
24/01/03 - 07/02/03 Chapter & Verse, Site specific Exhibition, All Saints Church, Cheltenham,
10/09/02 - 20/10/02 ‘If you go down to the woods today….’ Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean.
06/04/02 K3 Opening Exhibiton, Haardstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
07/03/02 - 22/03/02 Revelation; Site Specific Exhibition at Francis Close Hall Chapel, Cheltenham
25/01/02 School’s Open Day Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais, Sierre 3960 Switzerland
10/05/01 - 15/05/01 Locations 2001, Gloucester Docks
07/15 - Present Day Member of the Newlyn Society of Artists
13/06/15 - Present Day Membership of the Cornwall Ceramics & Glass Group
07/05 - 12/05 Photography Studio, The Old Post Office, Grampound. Cornwall
08/ 04 - 07/05 One Year Residency at Florence Trust Studios, St. Saviour’s Church, Highbury, London.
09/ 03 - 07/04 A.H.R.B. - full fees and maintenance grant for one year MA.
10/01 - 03/02 Five Month Exchange, Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais, Sierre 3960 Switzerland.