about my work
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
I love making work that is accessible to everyone, both in content and location. My bespoke mosaics and ceramics are colourful and uplifting, and I have enjoyed working in diverse and sometimes difficult locations, particularly in hospitals. The key to a successful commission is good consultation. I try to include people in the whole process of creating a work of art as much as possible. A lot of commissions have involved community groups in various ways, in the form of consultation sessions, presentations and workshops.
I have worked in hospitals, mental health units, healthy living centres, libraries, public parks, museums, housing estates and many other places. Ceramics are very suited to public settings, both inside and out of doors, because they are tough, easy to clean and maintain, and vandal-resistant.
Knowing my material is important to me. Because I hand-make most of my pieces, I can obtain both bright and subtle colours to suit any design.
The inspiration for my work often comes from the brief; developing a design is usually a dialogue between the client and me. I take great care to create work that will fit well within its surroundings, that looks as if it is meant to be there.
WORK FOR SALE
More recently I have started to develop a range of smaller work. These are decorative items for the home and the table. I hope that these will bring a smile your face as you go about your daily routines. Most of the items can be customised for particular occasions such as weddings, christenings, funerals, birthdays and other special occasions.
The inspiration for this work is my garden, and the detailed illustrations of 18th and 19th century naturalists. I have tried to take these into present time by using digital photography and imaging techniques. I take my own photographs and draw the secret and sometimes not so glamorous goings-on in my garden and around my home on the Sussex Downs.