Education

 

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

 

Collections

 

2019   Toad Gallery

2019   Collyer Bristow

2019   Travers Smith

 

2016    MiAL SS16 Online Collection

 

2015    MiAL SS15 Online Collection

 

Commissions

 

2016    Spanners in the Works Private Commission 

 

2015    Virgo Festival Exceter Artonomy Group 

 

Collaborations

 

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 

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         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 

 

Publications

 

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 http://narcmagazine.com/news-the-black-path-house-of-blah-blah/

 

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

 

 

Experience

 

- Peter Ting

  January 2019

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- 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

  2012

 

- Art Handling

  RWA Bristol

  2011

 

- Slade School Of Fine Art

  Assistant

  2007

 

 

 

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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