My work explores contemporary culture and universal themes but is also a response to current events both political but more often personal.
Chance comments, memories and interesting lines or words often act as triggers for ideas, which I like to realise in a humorous way. Devices I use to achieve this include exaggerated movements or proportions, unlikely scenarios or ridiculous juxtapositions and titles act as a way in for the viewer.
Each figure is hand built from earthenware clay slabs using patterns I have developed that are often textured with latex pads produced from hand carved plaster bats. Figures are then decorated with under-glazes, commercial glazes, lustres /enamels and assembled after firing using steel pins and epoxy resin.
Some forms are illustrated with images that are initially produced using fine ink pen and watercolour. These are then manipulated in photoshop and eventually developed into ceramic transfers, which are fired onto the work.
Year Established: October 1997
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