Having been brought up in a very rural setting, I chose a career in horticulture however sculptural work using natural materials has become a very important part of my life over the last 15 years. I use willow as well as other natural materials such as hazel, bramble, wild clematis, iris leaves, New Zealand flax, dogwoods, etc… More recently I have begun to explore the use of natural material with ceramics. My parents were ceramicists (my mother still is) so it is interesting to me that I have come full circle and now include their medium in my work.
You can see some of my work at AceArts, Market Place, Somerton TA11 7NB (closed Mondays & Sundays) where I have ceramics, leaf forms and willow fish on show.
Alternatively direct enquires can be made about work featured below.
Somerset Arts Weeks at Pilton Cider in Shepton Mallet – 21st September – 6 October 2019
I will be exhibiting a piece at the Bishops Palace in Wells for the “Re-Formation” exhibition which is run in collaboration with Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Wells – July, August & September.
In 2007, BBC South Today celebrated ‘Made in England’, interviewing local makers, this is me being interviewed in the ancient woodland I used to own and look after. http://bit.ly/zkuoft
In 2012 I was commissioned to create a 12 metre willow dragon in the grounds of the Bishops Palace, Wells. This is a short interview about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8txATHvmNo