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.

Crafts Council Professional Development Recording

The Crafts Council have just released to the public a recording that was made at the beginning of the year for the CC’s professional development cohorts. You can link to the video above or find out a little bit more about the recording on the Crafts Council website.

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 […]

York NHS Teaching Hospitals – Art Design Project Officer

I’ve a new job as Art & Design Project Officer for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This opportunity has come from the freelance work I did for the trust in 2019/2020. It’s only part time which suits me perfectly as it gives me the opportunity to continue with my freelance education work and my […]

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.

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 […]