(photograph: Lizzie Mayson)
I am actively looking for a studio in London or the surrounding area, if you have any leads of ideas please get in touch.
I've been documenting my work on Instagram since I started my apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond some three years ago, posting a photograph alongside a technical description and my thoughts on the craft its 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.
I spent six months, (2017—2018), as Ken Matsuzaki's visiting apprentice in Mashiko, Japan. Where I learnt how to use the traditional Japanese kick-wheel to make his established shapes, alongside how to glaze in both the oribe and shino style and how to fire them.
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 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.
Exhibitions and Press
2018 — ‘Opening Narratives’, Make Hauser and Wirth, Bruton, UK
2018 — ‘Hole and Corner’s Home of Craftsmanship’, Dunhill, Bourdon House, London, UK
2017 — ‘Lisa Hammond and Friends’, St Ives Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 — ‘Creativity in the City’, The Milliken Showroom, London, UK
2017 — ‘Vessel’, The Gallery at Caro, Bruton, UK
2017 — ‘Stay Home’, Simple Shape Gallery, London, UK
2016 — ‘Moore at Caro’, Caro Somerset, Bruton, UK
2015 — ‘A Makers Dozen’, Goodhood, London, UK
2014 — ‘Up From Earth’, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2014 — ‘What a Dish’, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2018 — ‘Divergencies’, Kanoya Gallery, Mashiko, Japan
2019 — ‘The Story of Tools’, Hole & Corner, (feature)
2019 — ‘Follow Me’, Crafts Magazine, January/February issue, (feature)
2018 — ‘Apprenticing in Japan’, Yunomi Magazine volume 1, (feature)
2018 — ‘From West to East’, Ceramic Review Magazine issue 293, (author)
2018 — ‘New Year Honours List 2018, One to Watch’, The English Home Magazine, (feature)
2017 — ‘Urban Potters: Makers in the City’, Katie Treggiden, (feature)
2017 — ‘Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans’, Amber Creswell Bell, (feature)
2016 — ‘An Eye for Beauty’, Ceramic Review Magazine issue 280, (feature)