My work comments upon notions of identity and connections with place. The Highlands and Islands are a constant source of inspiration for me. It’s where I’m from, it’s where I was brought up and it’s never far from my mind. There’s a certain sense of fidelity which I attach to the Highlands, a sense of belonging. It’s raw and it’s emotive; it’s elemental.
What I attempt to do through my practice is to tap into some of that disposition. Including peat and local soils into my glass castings gives the work an innate link to the landscape, something which I believe to be very important in my practice; the ability to evoke that sense of place.
Year Established: 2012
Studied MA Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art (RCA), London. 2015-2017
Currently A.I.R. for ongoing National Lottery funded project - Flows to the Future; delivered by the Peatlands Partnership, Caithness & Sutherland.
Was selected for the An Suileachan Residency based on the Isle of Lewis in 2016.