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

I’ve just joined the team at 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 looking forward to working with patients at the hospital to aid in their recovery. […]

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.

Battersea Arts Centre, Scratch Fund, Clay Bust Workshops

At the weekend I will be delivering two days of Clay Bust making workshops inspired by my Gove Busts. This is part of the Battersea Arts Centre Scratch Fund and will be run in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust and Arts Award. We will also be working with the protection services and vulnerable children.

Arts Award Discover & Explore

I’ve completed my training in York for the Arts Award – Discover and Explore level. Pleased I have started with this prgramme, the Home School Educators that I teach are very keen to start on these awards.

The Big Draw, a month of School Wokshops

I’ll be spending a month delivering The Big Draw sessions in local schools throughout Scarborough in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust. We’ll be running illustration workshops based on the Big Draw’s flagship artist Quentin Blake. Some of the Schools taking part will be Braeburn, St. Martins, Hartford Vale, Newby & Scalby, Hinderwell and Seamer & […]

Workshops at Yorkshire Fossil Festival

I’ve been asked to run some sand sculpture workshops over two days this weekend for the Yorkshire Fossil Festival #yorksfossilfest. This year it is held at the Rotunda Museum and I’ll be on the beach just below the Museum.

New Studio Space

I recently moved studio… I’m all set up now and ready for business, I’ll be making/selling work and running workshops from the space which is on the West Pier in Scarborough (on the balcony underneath the clock).

Work, Space, Pressure – Exhibition at the University of Essex

I have some work on show in an upcoming exhibition at the Art Exchange at the University of Essex. The exhibition, Work Space Pressure showcases international contemporary artists who address the burdens of artistic labour and the increasing volatility of the modern working environment. Time, materiality and tension between private and public activity are used to […]

Enchanted Forest Exhibition

The ‘Enchanted Forest’ exhibition has just gone up in the community gallery at Scarborough Art Gallery, this is an exhibition of work created in workshops which I have run with various groups for Scarborough Museums Trust. Home School Educators, the Saturday ‘Make It’ Art Club and different School Groups all have work on display.

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 […]

OUT & ABOUT – Hey Clay

It’s Hey Clay this weekend! A nationwide scheme organised by the Crafts Council to get folks started with the rather addictive medium of clay… Lovely to see the Crafts Council using the image of my Curious Curiosities tiger jars as inspiration too 🙂

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 […]