Since graduating in 2010 from the Glasgow school of Art, I have continued to develop my practice, learning new skills from my time at The Glasgow Ceramics Studio, The Scottish Sculpture Workshop and other residential positions. Along with the advancement of my studio practice I value the opportunities I have had to pass on these skills on through classes and workshops, as well as being able to work with other artists, institutions and on various public projects.
The idea of object, material and environment is central to my work, be the objects found or placed in a natural environment or within our own man made habitats. How we interact within nature and our attempts to contain, harness or even contribute to it though objects is exciting to me, I try to translate this in the work I do at the moment.
Having developed my practice initially within ceramics, (*specifically slip casting and high temperature firings as I enjoy the repetition yet play that the process allows and the way the materials' natural qualities are highlighted with high firings) I have since found new ways to incorporate these* techniques and processes (as well as learn new methods of mold making and fabrication.) to other areas, using a variety of materials/processes in my work such as glass, bronze, iron, and wood.
I try to approach my work in an experimental way and have a strong relationship with material and process as well as the landscape I find myself in. I am open to embracing new techniques in my work and value opportunities to pass on these skills as well as learn and work with a range other people.
My work is designed to be functional yet playful, challenging the material and meaning of objects.
Year Established: 2010
Glasgow Visual arts and crafts award mentoring scheme 2014
Scottish Sculpture workshop ceramics technical graduate 2012
Tallinn Applied Art Triennial 'The Art of Collecting', Estonia 2013