Lives and works N.E England
I taught art and pottery at ‘Highfield Comprehensive School’. I left teaching and rented a studio workshop at Washington Art Centre and worked there as a teacher and full time self employed potter for twenty years, making domestic ware and commissioned pots. I am a founder member of Northern Potters.
I now work from my home studio making shadow raku pots.’Shadow Raku’ pots are also known as ‘Sacrifical Raku’ which means the glaze is prevented from adhering to the biscuit pot by means of putting a layer of slip between the pot and the glaze, therefore after firing in a raku kiln the glaze melts and on cooling the glaze falls off the pot to reveal a shadow of the crackle and graphic design etc. The pot is then polished with bees’s wax.
1976 King Edward School Gallery, Morpeth. One man painting show.
1978 Northern Potters Exhibition, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
1980 Washington Arts Centre. One man show, Pottery.
1986 Northern Potters Exhibition, Marie Jordan Gallery. Wakefield.
1987 Goldborogh Gallery, Knaresborough, Yorkshire. NPA exh.
1988 Grosmont Gallery, Yorkshire. Pottery.
1990 The Chelsea Art & Craft Fair. London.
2009 Pots in the Pens, International Ceramics Fair,Penrith,Cumbria.
2010 Pots in the Pens, Penrith
2010 Christmas Present Show, Shipley Art Galley. Gateshead.
2011 Northern Clay 2011, Newcastle Arts Centre.
2011 Earth & Fire 2011, Rufford Park, Nottingham.
2011 Pots in the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria
2011 Gallery 1611, Alston, Cumbria, all of October.
2012 Northern Clay Exhibition, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
2013 Pots in the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria
2014 Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton, Yorkshire. May
2014 Water Street Gallery, Todmorton.
2014 Pots in the Pens, Penrith Potfest.
2014 Durham Cathedral, Gallilee Chapel November.
2015 Water Street Gallery, Todmorton. June.