(photograph: Lizzie Mayson)
I'm about to embark to Japan for six months, (Oct22–April3), to do a short apprenticeship with Ken Matsuzaki in Mashiko. Thereafter I plan to to setup my own pottery somewhere in the United Kingdom—if you've got any leads on a studio that allows for gas firing please get in touch.
I've been documenting my apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond while also posting photographs of my own work on Instagram for the last two years. Posting a picture along with technical descriptions and my thoughts on the craft and processes.
Current production of my own style of work is limited to small batches only due to my part time workload. If you're interested in obtaining anything keep a look out on my Instagram page where I'll make any announcements of when work is to be sold via my shop. Or sign up to my mailing list, as I often give advanced warning of when my shops will be live there.
If you've got any further queries please visit my FAQ, it may be answered there.
I trained with Lisa Hammond at Maze Hill Pottery for two years as her apprentice before completing a third year as her part-time assistant, which gave me the opportunity to spend a few days each week on my own practice. (2014–2017).
Prior to my apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond, which I began in 2014. I spent two years (2012–2014) on the DCCoI Ceramics Skills and Design Training Course in Thomastown, Ireland. A pottery school dedicated to teaching its students the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to work as a studio potter. I was awarded 'Student of the Course' upon completion.
Previously to this I studied ceramics in the Rudolf Steiner School I attended, for both GSCEs and A-Levels. It was here my drive for pottery started, spending countless hours practicing on the wheel with guidance from my teacher Caroline Hughes. During this time I took the opportunity to do a work placement at Leach Pottery in St. Ives, assisting Jack Doherty along with the other production throwers.