CV

Education

2008 - 2010 PGCE in Lifelong learning sector: Colchester Institute
2008 - 2009 MA Design Studies applied imagination Central St. Martins
1989 - 1992 BA (Hons) Crafts Crewe and Alsager College of H.E.
1988 - 1989 Foundation Art and Design, Colchester Institute

Selected Exhibitions

2013 ‘The joy of digging’ , benham gallery, Cuckoo farm Studios
2012 ‘elements’ group show, St Martins church, Colchester
2012 ‘Exploring Spode Transposed’ The Minories, Colchester
2012 COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, Project Space, The Saatchi Gallery,
London (Collaborative work Crook and Jones)
2011 ‘Explore’ British ceramic Biennial, Stoke On Trent, Old Spode factory
2011 ‘Useless Stuff?’, London Design Festival, The Gallery on the Corner, 155 Battersea Park Road,
London, SW8 4BU
2011 ‘Threed’ Colchester Institute, School of Art and Desighn, Colchester
2009 ‘MA Design Studies – applied imagination final’, Truman Brewery, London
2009 ‘Process and Provenance’ St Martins church, Colchester
2007 “vessel” Ceramic installation, The Benham Gallery, Colchester
2006 ‘Beyond the Call of Duty’ as base2, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich
2002 ‘Artisan 02’, Edinburgh
2001 ‘AA2A exhibition’ Alsager Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
2001 ‘Form and Transfer - contemporary printed ceramics’, Drumcroon,
1999 ‘Artists in Wetzlar’, Galerie des Kulturamtes, Wetzlar, Germany.
1999 ‘Ceramic Dynamic’, solo show, Firstsite, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester
1998 ‘Gifted’, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
1998 ‘Practical pots’, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham.
1997 Chelsea Crafts Fair. Crafts council, Chelsea Town Hall.
1997 ‘Just Porcelain’, Fisherton Mill. 1997 Chelsea Crafts Fair. Crafts Council
1996 Chelsea Crafts Fair. Crafts council, Chelsea Town Hall.
1996 Ceramic Contemporaries two, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
1995 Chelsea Crafts Fair. Crafts council, Chelsea Town Hall.
1994 ‘New Ceramics’, solo show, Benham Gallery, Colchester.
1992 ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, London.

Residencies

2001 Selected for Artists Access to Art Colleges national scheme hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University; worked on developing four colour process for on glaze transfers with research fellow Steve Dixon.

Membership

Fellow of RSA
(Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
Fellow Institute for learning

Collections

Hampshire County Council

Selected Commissions / pubic artworks

June 2010 Design and make internal furniture for reception area, Essex county Council, Jaywick Martello tower.

Aug 2007 Tecu Tags, 200 limited edition multiple, firstsite, Colchester
A multiple artwork fabricated out waste building material to give away at the ‘Topping of Ceremony’ of the new Firstsite:Newsite Building.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006. Exhibition Interactive, National Maritime Museum, London. The development and production of a series of museum imperative’s to accompany a permanent exhibition space.

Summer 2005 – Ongoing. Covered Seating area - Riverwalk, Hythe Quay development, Colchester. Working with Barrett’s and Acanthus LW Architects to produce a covered seating area inspired by the Quay area and pylon which dominates the site.(on hold due to site hold ups)

Summer 2005. Play boat and Fly the Flag - Play equipment for Lowestoft High Street. Design and manufacture of two bespoke pieces of play equipment for Waverly District Council as part of the town centre redevelopment.

Jan - April 2005. Building Communities - Public sculpture
4.5m high sculpture commissioned by Colne Housing Association the help bring together the new and old Communities of Myland, Colchester. This Project also included organising of workshops with local school and an ongoing development of community garden around the sculpture.

Spring 2004 – 2005. Colchester Museums’ Sure Start Project
Working with local Sure Start groups to create two interactive’s inspired by the collections in Hollytrees Museum and the Natural History Museum. The production of prototypes for testing in the community, then the manufacture of final prototype for installation in community groups.

June/July 2004 Exhibition Interactive - Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich
Design and production of Exhibition Interactive’s to accompany the ‘Warfield’s’ exhibition.

Spring - Summer 2004. Colne Reach Play Area – Colchester Involved as artists to help create an attractive, unique play environment for local families to enjoy. Working in partnership with Colchester Borough Council and ASA Leisure - providers of the playground equipment. This project involved a series of Children’s workshops to gain local resident involvement.
February 2004. firstsite:newsite launch, London
The creation of an interactive artwork for the launch of firstsite:newsite at RIBA, London. The artwork consisted of a white tower platform into which guests were encouraged to to activate and insert glow sticks.

October 2003. Parade of Light Lantern - firstsite, Colchester. Design for set of instructions for three paper lanterns. These are to be made by primary school children who will bring it with them to a parade in the streets of Colchester as part of the ‘Countdown to Christmas’ celebrations. Commissioned by firstsite, Colchester

October 2003. Front Desk - firstsite, Colchester Design and manufacture of a new front of house desk for firstsite.

December 2002 - Spring 2003. Firstsite offices - firstsite, Colchester
Planning and management of office space for the re-organisation of the organisation to incorporate new staff members. Including the installation of off the shelf and bespoke furniture and fittings.

June/July 2002. Colchester Art Centre.Design and manufacture of limited edition entrance tickets. A series to accompany each of nine all-night live art events.

May 2002. Five Alive - Wolsey Gallery Ipswich, Commissioned to produce two out of five interactive artworks for the under fives inspired by works from Ipswich Borough Council collection.
Bridget Riley - A three-metre square mirror environment.
Maggi Hambling - A light and sound piece triggered by pressure pads.

November 2001. Interactive Lifejackets - firstsite, Colchester
To accompany James Dodds touring exhibition - ‘Lifejackets’ designed and made for children to wear whilst visiting the exhibition. The lifejacket contained pockets, a compass, flashing lights of shoulders indicating port and starboard and a button activated speaker which when pressed the children could hear the artist welcome them to the exhibition and ask the children to find particular paintings.

May - June 2001. Art Inter Play - firstsite, Colchester. A Project, which invited groups of children to choose artworks which were then explored through workshops where the children designed interactive games through which other children could gain an understanding of the meanings of the artworks. We made the interactive’s. The original artworks along with the interactive games were exhibited in the gallery.

March 2001.Corporate Art Link Sign - firstsite, Colchester Production of two back lit signs (Xray) containing removable stainless steel slides which hold the sponsors name.

September 2000. Laboratory : Experiments in visual art’ - firstsite, Colchester
We designed the communication system and graphics for this multi faceted exhibition, to inform and guide visitors through the gallery.

2004. Paul Stolper Gallery, Ceramic multiples for artist Jim Medway

2001. Essex County Council, Design and produce a range of work as corporate and international gifts.

Curation

June 2010. Life Cycle: making, using and reusing objects : co-curated with Firstsite, 4-6 Short Wyre Street, Colchester, CO1 1LN

Publications

‘Guide to Contemporary Studio Ceramics’, Crafts Council.

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