|Date of Birth||23/07/1966|
|Address||30 Arnos Street, Totterdown, Bristol, BS4 3BS|
|Contact Tel:||0117 9713173|
Teapot, Staffordshire, c.1750-65
Lead-glazed 'agate' earthenware
Acorn Squash, earthenware
|"I first visited
these galleries about 5 years ago at the time I didn't particularly like
Whieldon and Agate ware, probably because it was all domestic ware. Whilst
drawing and researching these pieces however, I grew to love them for their
richness of surface and the eccentricity of design. It was a time of creative
explosion when boundaries were broken.
Whilst the original pieces were made for domestic purposes, I want to make a piece that is large scale and exploits the almost painterly qualities of the Whieldon glazes and combines several making processes. As the original pieces drew upon exotic fruits and vegetables that had been newly introduced to Britain, I want to use scallop shells to decorate the piece as they suggest something that is rare and exotic to me."