MA      Royal College of Art, Ceramics and Glass, 2017- 2019

BA      Wimbledon College of Art Fine Art: Sculpture 2014


Foundation Diploma Leeds College of Art 2011




2019   Toad Gallery

2019   Collyer Bristow

2019   Travers Smith


2016    MiAL SS16 Online Collection


2015    MiAL SS15 Online Collection




2016    Spanners in the Works Private Commission 


2015    Virgo Festival Exceter Artonomy Group 




2016    Rig Designing with Gavin Parry

Solo Exhibitions

2017   SCANTLINGS The Stonehouse Emporium Whitby  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020   Ones to watch Sunnybank Mills Leeds


          Signature Art Prize gala Bankside Hotel 


          Seascapes Art in Hospitals Scarborough

2019   InsideJob Tate Modern

          Exceptional Collyer Bristow Gallery

          Graduate CSR art Programme Travers Smith

          Real life is much stranger Freehold Projects Leeds


          Degree Show Royal College of Art London


          Miscellany London

2018   Insidejob Tate Modern  

          Wip Royal College of Art 

2017     Strange lands Shotgun Studios Acton


         A wash of energy Kunsthuis Gallery


         Franks Canteen Highbury 

2016    London Illustration Fair 

         Canopy Market Kings Cross London


         Lost in the Woods The Square Gallery Battersea 


         Lungs Project Launch Exhibition The Independent Sunderland 

         The Beautiful is Always Bizarre Cupola Gallery Sheffield


         What is the future of Art? Tate Modern 


         IsThisIt? Online Gallery Exhibition


         God’s Own County Yorkshire Festival Sheffield 

         Cheeseburn Sculpture Grange, Newcastle 


         CHROMA Blue Safehouse2 Peckham 


         The Black Path House of Blah Blah Middlesbrough 


         Imaginary Museum Grand Art Project 42 New Briggate Leeds 


2015    Parade Presents Prize LondonNewcastle Gallery Shoreditch 


         Tra-Digital Hopwood Lane Halifax 


         Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 


         The Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen Leeds 


         Virgo Festival Exeter 


         MiAL 'Capsule' Embassy Tea Gallery London 


         Old Sorting Office Coastival Scarborough 


2014     EX Blip Blip Blip Gallery Leeds


         Wimbledon College of Art Fine Art Degree Show Wimbledon College of Art London


         Wimblow Glasgledon The House Wimbledon


         Great Xhibition Richard and Smith Whitby


         Drawing to a Close Wimbledon college of Art London


         Manifest Content Flying Dutchman, Camberwell


         Recreation Ground Curated project by Ellen Mara de Watcher Wimbledon


2013    1800 The Morgue Chelsea


         Heavy Metal Metalwork Hanger Wimbledon


         Name of Show Public Library Wimbledon


         Draw/Don’t Draw Wimbledon College of Art London


         Interim Blip Blip Blip Gallery Leeds 




2019   Editorial in Emerging Potters Magazine

2017   A wash of energy article in Yorkshire Times Link


          Editorial in After Nyne Magazine

          Article in The Whitby Gazette

          Article in The Yorkshire Post

          Article in Yorkshire Times Link

          On Magazine

2016   CHROMA Green issue


         monoCHROMA Black & White Issue 

         Creative Digest   

         LUNGS North East Artist Publication 

         Traction Magazine 


         CHROMA Blue Issue


         MiAL 'Catalogue 4'


         Yorkshire Post Homegrown Section


          Black Path Exhibtion Article


2015   Artists Anonymous 'Lie back and think of England' E - Publication 


2014   Colour and Form artist book 


          Pattern and Object artist book 


          EX Exhibition publication BLIP BLIP BLIP Gallery


2013   Interim Exhibition publication BLIP BLIP BLIP Gallery





- Peter Ting

  January 2019


- Carol McNicoll

  July 2018


- Ken Campbell

  November 2017


- Chisenhale Assistant

  March 2016


- John Egerton Ceramicist

  December 2015 - February 2016


- Alison Wilding

  June 2013


- Dexter Dymoke

  May 2013


- Katie Paterson



- Art Handling

  RWA Bristol



- Slade School Of Fine Art






In assembling pattern and form I aim to create a dynamic equilibrium within my work, bringing together my 2d and 3d design in coadunation and absolute equivalence. This balance is critical in allowing me to unite sculptural forms and my drawn patterns in a new dimension that is both flat and solid.

I use clay as a primary medium as it allows me to imitate and reshape everyday life, challenging the way we see and understand commonplace forms. The clay is then collaged with found metal and wood with the aim of creating a new way of experiencing ceramic sculpture.

I find that series of objects convey more information and narrative than single forms, especially in ceramics where collections allow the viewer to see new relationships between objects.

Working with collections of ceramic designs allows me to extend my patterns across multiple forms. My interest in collections has led me to create a visual language out of my own drawings and found forms that are then translated into plaster molds and used as an object generator. I am amalgamating these ceramic and print works to create a holistic way of seeing form, pattern and colour.

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