Each piece of my work is a canvas for decoration and collage as I combine drawings with found, vintage ephemera. I am inspired by nostalgia, paper ephemera, vintage textiles and a love of drawing. I have always been fascinated by objects that have a history.
Nostalgic themes that I constantly revisit in my work are afternoon tea, the seaside, gardening, and my love of traditional blue and white pottery.
The porcelain pieces I create are unique, one-offs produced using a variety of slip casting and hand-building techniques. All incorporate my own drawings with found nostalgic imagery by using both hand painting and transfers, and many have the added opulence of gold luster.
Since setting up my studio in 2009 I have exhibited throughout the UK and my work has been featured in magazines, such as Period Living, Essential Living and Homes & Antiques.
BA(Hons) First class, Design Crafts, De Montfort University, Leicester 2006-2009
2016, 7th Jan - 26th Mar, Unit Twelve, Stafford, 'Simpatico'.
2015, 4th Jul - 6th Sept, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford. 'Synchronise II'.
2015 CRAFT London, Olympia. Trade Fair.
2014 Ursula Rosenhauer Gallery, Germany. Winter exhibition.
2014 The Art Market, Holmfirth. Craft Fair
2014 Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford. ‘madebyhandonline Presents…’ exhibition.
2014 Earls Court, London. PULSE. Trade fair.
2013 Devon Guild of Craftsmen. 'Make' Christmas exhibition.
2013 Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset. 'Inspire 2013' Christmas exhibition
2013 Textile Arts Center, New York. Design Factory showcase exhibition.
2013 Cambridge Contemporary Crafts. "A Cup of Tea and a Good Book" exhibition
2013 National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford. 'Synchronise' exhibition
2012/14/15 ‘Made by Hand’, Wales. Retail craft fair.
2012/13 Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair. Retail craft fair.
2012 Unit Twelve Gallery, Stafford. 'Wordplay' exhibition.
2012 The Aitkins Building, Creative Hinckley. 'The Collective' group exhibition.
2012 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. ‘History makers’ exhibition.
2012 Porthminster Gallery, Cornwall. ‘New Beginnings’ exhibition
2011 ’Made’ Craft Fair, Brighton. Retail craft show.
2011 Ferrer’s Gallery, Leicestershire. Winter showcase.
11/12/13/14/15 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon, Retail craft show.
11/12/13/14/15 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate. Trade show.
2011/12 Loughborough Town Hall. 'Sock', Retail craft show.
2010/13 The Harley Gallery Christmas Market.
2010 Liverpool Design Fest, Liverpool. Retail craft show.
2010/11/12 The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester. Retail craft show.
2010 The Harley Gallery, Welbeck. 'Well Read’ showcase.
2010 LCB Depot, Leicester. ‘AIR’ Artist in Residence exhibition.
2010/11 Society of Designer Crafts. Mall Galleries, London.
2009 Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ‘Made’ exhibition.
2009 The Knit and Stitch show, Alexandra Palace, London.
2009 British Ceramic Biannial, Stoke on Trent. ‘Fresh’ exhibition.
2009 New Designers (part one), London.
2012 Homes and Antiques Magazine award at Made by Hand, Wales
2012 'Best New business' award sponsored by madebyhandonline
2009 Therese Taylor Memorial Fund Award, De Montfort University
2009 The Embroiders’ Guild selection for the Graduate Showcase
2009-present Fellow member of Design Factory