Category: News

Crafts Council – The Power of Experiences Film

I was invited to take part as one of the makers exploring the experience market by the Craft Council. Sarah Mace-Dennis put together a very beautiful film looking at 4 different makers/groups and the Craft Council recently put the film up on their website and youtube page. I’m 9 mins 12 seconds in if you […]

Small Grant Funding from Ryedale Council

I’ve been awarded Small Grant Funding from Ryedale Council to run a series of workshops celebrating National Tree Week, these will be run in Public Libraries and Schools around Ryedale, thanks to Ryedale Council for selecting me for this award.

Selby Council – HSHAZ Project

I’m currently working with Selby Council on a High Street Heritage Action Zone Project. Last month I was out and about running some art workshops focusing on Selby Faces past and present and I was in Selby High School and Selby College, we’re having an exhibition of the artworks created by the students at Selby […]

Coastival, Freelance Art Workshops

I’ve recently starting running freelance workshops for Coastival/Create Arts Ltd. This years annual Coastival was held in February at Scarborough Spa and I had two very successful days running drop in arts workshops for families. In December we also worked in conjunction with Scarborough Council running two days of drop in arts workshops for the […]

York NHS Teaching Hospitals – Stroke Workshops

I’ve been contracted by York NHS Teaching Hospitals as a freelance artist to run a series of workshops in the Stroke Unit at Scarborough Hospital. It’s the first time I’ve delivered workshops in this kind of environment and I’m really excited to be working with patients at the hospital to aid in their recovery. I’ll […]

Poppies in Peace Exhibition at Beck Isle Museum

I’ve spent the past two months working with MakeMore Arts on their Arts Council England funded poppies in peace project. We’ve run workshops in schools throughout Rydale and the culmination is an exhibition of the work produced to be displayed in the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering. The exhibition will run from the 2nd until […]

Pineapple Gallery, Bishop Auckland

I’ve just forged links with the Pineapple Gallery in Bishop Auckland who have approached me to stock my work. They are currently selling my large portraits (on paper) and some of my small ceramics. I look forward to a prosperous partnership with this great little gallery.

MakeMore Arts

I’ve been approaced by MakeMore Arts, a newly set up Arts Provider in Ryedale to work with them on forthcoming projects. This is an exciting collaboration and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the team.

Radio Kent Interview

I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter – Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate… She was delighted with them and was telling everyone how she […]

Gove Busts go on display in Refurbished York Art Gallery (CoCA)

The Opening of the redeveloped York Art Gallery sees the new ceramic galleries extended and renamed CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art). I’m very happy to have some work included in the opening of these galleries. Some of my Michael Gove busts from the Goveshy are in the Rainbow wall of pots. There are also two […]

Clare Twomey ‘Manifest:10,000 Hours’ Book

I’m in York Art Gallery’s book for Clare Twomey’s Manifest: 10,000 hours commission. I was busy with my AA2A+ residency with York College and York Art Gallery at the time and I helped to make well over 100 bowls to help out with this project

Toast Exhibition at the New School House Gallery

I’ve been invited to show some work in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. ‘Toast’ brings together contemporary artists, Andy Black, Jade Blood, Andrew Crane, Debra Fear, Karen Thompson and Louise Winter and runs from 25th April until 9th May 2015  

First Visits to York Museums Trust’s Stores

At the end of last month I spent some time in York Art Gallery’s ‘top secret’ ceramic store warehouse. Over the next month I will be seeking inspiration and visiting all of the many of York Museums Trusts warehouse facilities. This is part of my AA2A ‘plus’ artist residency with York Museums Trust and York […]

Artist Residency with York Art Gallery & York College

Myself and Leeds based artist Ian Kirkpatrick have been chosen by York Art Gallery for the AA2A ‘plus’ artist residencies. This is in conjunction with York College. I will be making work in response to York Museums Trusts collections. York Art Gallery is currently closed but will re-open summer 2015 with huge new ceramics galleries […]