Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications and training:
1995 – 1996. MA. (Ceramics) University of Wales institute, Cardiff.

1991 – 1994. BA(Hons). 3D Design (Ceramics) (1st): Wolverhampton University.

1988 – 1989. Post diploma certificate Ceramics and Design: Mid Warwickshire College of Art and Design.

1987 – 1988. Diploma in Ceramics and Design: Mid Warwickshire College of Art and Design.

Work and experience:
September 1997 to present.

Technical tutor Ceramics

Loughborough University School of Arts, English and Drama.

November/ December 2002
Built 80cuft anagama kiln for LUSAD ceramics dept.

January 2000
Rebuilt anagama kiln at Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire with Paul McAllister

June – August 1998
Built catenary arch wood fired salt kiln at Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire with Paul McAllister

September 1996 to September 1997.
Tredenham pottery and St. Neots pottery:
Running Tredenham Pottery, St. Mawes. Cornwall. Making and selling thrown domestic salt fired stoneware. Part time production thrower for the St. Neots pottery, Bodmin. Cornwall.

September 1994 to August 1995
Tettenhall College. Wolverhampton: Artist in residence

1989 to 1991.
The Chestnuts Pottery, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Warwickshire. Making and selling thrown domestic stoneware and one off raku pieces.

May 1989.
Mid-Warwickshire College of Art and Design Ceramics Department. Part-time raku firing instructor.

Other activities:

Professional member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

Published articles:
“The perfect body”: Ceramic review 197. On going research into clays and glazes which utilise extended wood firings.

“50 cubic feet of pots, fire and ash”: The Log book. Issue 14. Constructing and firing anagama kilns.

“Carbon footprint”: Ceramic Review 220. An investigation into carbon trapping shino glazes.

“Liquid animation”: Ceramics Technical 23. Profile written by Paul McAllister. (PDF file. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

“Active wadding”: The Log book. Issue 28. On going exploration into aesthetic wadding contact marks.

“Firing: Philosophies Within Contemporary Ceramic Practice”Contribution to wood firing section
David Jones ISBN-10: 1861269358

“All in the Ash”: The Log book. Issue 36. Research into chemical release from wood fueled firings and its interaction with clay bodies and glazes.

“A coda to cracking”: Ceramic Review 249. Aesthetic of imperfection and the use of silver as a patching medium.