8th September - 5th November 2017
The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1AN
This will include a selection of new ceramic vessels as part of a mixed gallery show.
Opening times: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm / Sat 10am - 6pm / Sun 11am - 5pm
30th September - 25th November 2017
Made in the Middle (p.4)
The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1EB
This touring exhibition curated by Craftspace, represents 32 makers and showcases the broad range of work being produced across the Midlands.
Made in the Middle is a partnership between Craftspace and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in collaboration with The National Centre for Craft and Design.
A Craftspace touring exhibition.
25th March - 6th May 2017 (PV 24th)
Ten Years On; Showing Off.
Porthminster Gallery, Westcott's Quay, St Ives, TR26 2DY
I'm very pleased to have been invited to show some new ceramic pieces in this group exhibition, which will be part of the gallery's 10 year anniversary celebrations. These pieces will be featured alongside a range of painters who also continue to draw inspiration from the Cornish coast.
Exhibiting artists: Mike Bernard, Lizzy Bridges, Ali Cockrean, Sara Dudman, Gordon Ellis Brown, Helen Ward, Emily-Kriste Wilcox, Stacey Rebecca West.
Opening times: Mon- Sat 10am - 5pm
11th April - 4th June 2017
The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT
Makers across a range of disciplines have responded to the theme of 'Stitch' for this latest exhibition from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
(detail of one of my mid vessels, H22cm)
The element of stitch, particularly in dressmaking terms, has been a pivotal concept for me in relation to the development of my construction techniques. The sense of creating ceramic vessels out of multiple panels of clay enables me to use those individual facets to explore surface decoration and how one piece relates to the next.
Fastenings, clasps, buttons, collars, trims, seams, darts are a constant source of inspiration; but also the directional messages, the short hand, the code of the dressmaker found within the instructions of the pattern books.
Although these elements are so ingrained in my current practice that they often become abstracted, they have been brought forward again in this collection of pieces; some of which are multi-faceted almost to the point of patchwork, others are subtly suggestive of stitch through the joins as seams.
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm
11th - 13th November 2016 (PV 10th)
Handmade in Britain,
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, SW3 5EE
I am returning once again to this lovely venue for Handmade in Britain's 10th anniversary show. There will be approximately 100 makers across a range of disciplines including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, furniture, glass and leatherwork.