Artists Exhibiting At Our London Art Fair
Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s Art Fair in London 2024, including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
I focus on practical ceramic forms, such as bowls, plates and cups and aim to bring art and beauty to everyday activities. My hope is to encourage reflection and discovery of new details and small surprises with every use of my pottery. The elegant, simple forms I create provide a canvas to highlight colour and pattern and are inspired by fabrics, from Herringbone to Chintz.
I specialise in the intricate Nerikomi ceramic technique developed in China in the 7th century. This complex method involves mixing coloured stains into the porcelain, to achieve decorative patterns without surface painting. With a painterly eye I create the subtle colour palette I desire, then layer the coloured clay into a type of “Battenberg cake”. The slices of the “cake” are cut and reconfigured into more complex patterns multiple times, until I achieve the desired image. The patterned slices are arranged using book symmetry to enhance the design further, rolled out into a thin sheet then cut into shape using templates and eased into moulds. Once dry, the fragile vessel is carefully cleaned, sanded, fired, glazed and fired again. This process takes 6-8 weeks as each stage needs sufficient resting and drying time.
I have always made time for art in my life and come from a family of artists. I completed a European Honours Programme based in Rome, through Rhode Island School of Design. My Fine Arts degree focussed on painting, printmaking and glass (working under Dale Chihuly).
My passion for ceramics began with a weekly studio course I took at Oxford College for a few years. I now have my own studio, in a dilapidated, cluttered, but cozy caravan in my garden with music playing non-stop in the background.