Welcome to view the spectrum of ceramics produced from my workshop studios - from egg cups to whole building facades. I work, with the help of my precious team, in three areas with clay - Decorative Arts, large scale Public projects and, thirdly on Glaze Research. Hand skills are at the core of the way that I work, conveying a sense of pleasure in materials and transmitting symbolic optimism is my objective.
Each time you enter the different areas on this site the images change and shuffle, so please enjoy the variety presented.
The most personally expressive section of my working practice. The objective is to convey a sense of pleasure in the making and transmit a sense of optimism. Often figurative, more recently abstract, Nature and The 'Life Force' are inspiration and subject. The 1980's was nature of the sea, then in the 90's nature of the land and, most recently under the earths' crust, the 'magma' and crystal formations. Adrian Sassoon is exclusive art dealer for these works. Click here to see works for sale and also look here at his 'Sold Library' archive on his web site for a comprehensive view of the past 20 years works.
Public and Commercial
I enjoy placing work in a community FOR a community. Often site specific these are for hospitals, parks, schools, libraries and sometimes commercial ventures. Some projects take years to complete. Most recently I am working in collaboration with architects EPR on two major projects. One in Brighton completed 2013 and recently London, Savile Row.
This section of the web site will later be more detailed into specific projects, but for now please enjoy this scrapbook of projects. A list of the major commissions I have made can be found by clicking here.
Please contact me directly for new project enquiries.
Glazes and Glazing
Glaze has infinite variations. Each different glaze colour and surface is made of a recipe using different balances of mineral ingredients. I have an archive of literally hundreds of my own recipes, especially stoneware crystalline glazes. This carefully recorded archive feeds and advances all areas of my work. It is a thrill to mix and invent new colors and surfaces. My studio workshop team, especially Helen Evans, help me push this research forward on an ongoing and often specific direction - depending on the projects of the moment. Click here to view an article with more info on my research.