A mix of Slipware techniques at Earthenware temperatures for expressive one-off pieces and simple glazed Stoneware for functional tableware. Aiming to create something fluid, contemporary and fresh from traditional processes whilst keeping the ‘freshness’ alive in the successive stages is my challenge.
I find collecting ‘Light’ very addictive – constantly fascinated with atmosphere, moments and moods. I find the ability to capture these moments with my camera to be quite magical.
I've recently enjoyed mark making with fireworks in winter months - its these fluid marks I am trying to replicate in my slipware.
As an in-house Product Designer I have become expert at adding ‘value’ to raw materials through my unique and informed approach to product development. This perceived ‘value’ can be many things - desire, function, needs, trends - as well as the more obvious 'monetary' value. But what excites me and continues to keep me engaged with this creative profession is my love of materials and the ways we, as humans, have learnt to master them - from cutting edge technology to low-tech craftsmanship. Over my time as a product designer I have truly realised my responsibility, aiming to create long-lasting products for the home that grow with the family who have chosen to live with them.
I enjoy a variety of interests and trying to grow, cook & share good quality simple food is really important to me and my family. I love Ceramic Design and also the presentation of home cooked food on this medium. In my free time I like to get away from the 3D computer screen and back to basics making Tableware on the potter’s wheel or wildly slip-decorating vessels in my workshop. I also enjoy photography, design history & 20th century ‘antiques’, automata & mechanical toy design, VW Transporters, comedy, home brewing and quality within all of the above. I have an extensive music library, but must admit to being a bit of a Vinyl geek. I love the outdoors; walking, cycling and water. My wife Emma and I got married in 2015 and our young son was my best man. We always seem to be knee-deep in home renovation projects!
5 - 13 October 2019
PEACOCK ARTS TRAIL
The Peacock Arts Trail was established with the aim of celebrating the arts in Corsham and the surrounding towns and villages in North-West Wiltshire.
THE POUND ARTS OPEN
Two Pieces Exhibited
November - December 2017
TENTH ANNUAL POUND ARTS OPEN
Peoples Choice Prize Awarded
FROME CHEESE SHOW
Ceramic Entry Winner
SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
February 2005 to Present
As a Senior Designer for Matki Showering & Swadling Brassware I manage the design process and the teams within it from concept design to final product launch. This includes the design, production and assessment of components in a huge range of materials, finishes and processes.
April 2003 to February 2005
The Bradley Collection ltd: In-house concept design, development & prototyping in a range of materials including stainless & mild steel, aluminium, wood, glass and resins for both traditional and contemporary drapery systems, decorative accessories & lighting.
June 2001 to April 2003
Habitat Design ltd: Working tightly to 'Design Orientations' - for both Prime and Seasonal products - I was involved in Habitat's NPD process including concept design, CAD visualisation and production of specification drawings for manufacture.