1975-1979 BA in Ceramics, Central School of Art, London
1980-1983 MA in Ceramics Royal College of Art London
1984 Crafts Council Setting-up Grant
1986 Index of Selected makers
2000 Professional member Crafts Potters Association
Anna Wright 'At your leisure', The Express newspaper, October
Lisa Katzenstein, 'Being Commercial', Artist's Newsletter magazine,
Rosemary Hill, 'The New Look -'80s', Crafts Magazine March/April
Lisa Katzenstein, 'Illuminating Practice', Ceramic Review magazine
November/December 2002 (issue no. 198)
Produced my own range of '50s style tableware which can be viewed
on the Photostore database of selected makers at the Crafts Council
in Islington, London.
Produced and designed bone China tableware for children, which
was marketed through Giftware Trade Shows such as Top Drawer in
London, in New York, San Francisco and Frankfurt. This range can
also be viewed at the Crafts Council website.
I have been making one-off ceramic vases, dishes etc. for the
contemporary interior and my work can be bought either at selected
Crafts and Ceramic shows, such as the Chelsea Crafts Fair in London,
and a number of Galleries, mostly in London and the SE of England
(see Exhibitions and Sales page).
I also have been creating a range of greetings cards which are
available for purchase from this site (visit the Greetings
Word About My Work
For the potters amongst you my pieces are slip-cast or press moulded
white earthenware with hand painted 'tin-glaze' decoration. In
this technique you paint on top of the glaze prior to firing.
This has a long history in Europe: originally it was developed
to imitate Chinese porcelain, and the ware was called by different
names depending on where it was made. It was known as 'Majolica'
(or 'Maolica') in Spain and Italy, 'Faience' in France and 'Deft'
Where my work differs from traditional Majolica is in the way
I employ it as a medium for painting in its own right. I use wax
resist and 'Scraffitto' techniques that inlay the colours of the
lines of my design, as in etching. I see my pots as paintings
which also happen to be functional vases.
My influences vary widely, so I've listed them below in no particular
Post war British abstract art,
Modern African printed textiles
The art work and iconography of Science Fiction
Weathering on stone
Italian Design of the 50s and 60s
The landscape of Northern Italy.
leave you to reach your own conclusions!