projects.

adopt.

If you've taken a shine to a particular critter, why not give it a home? 

 

Don't hesitate to contact for more information about creatures available.  

critter baby

 

Delicate baby critter, carefully sculpted from porcelain paper clay and fired to a high temperature resulting in a strong body with a subtle sheen due to clay vitrification. Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, it is full of detail, with a twirly tail and tiny toes.

lab rattie

An expressive and textural rat sculpture, shown mid-pose, as if frozen in action. Fired to a high temperature, achieving a dark red colour of the stoneware clay. Eyes are deep black and highlighted with a gloss, whilst the buck teeth are coloured pearly white.

lab bun 

A statement rabbit sculpture hand built from black stoneware, body of which is fired to the highest temperature resulting in a deep black colour with slight white textured fleck. The clay is applied freely resulting in sharp strokes of layered fur, whilst the ears are pinched and twisted.

 

story.

I create ceramic animal characters, hand sculpted from various black and red stoneware clays. On the surface, these sculptures are simply feral rodents, suspended in a moment of action. Beneath the surface, these critters and their stories are responses to current issues surrounding animal rights. In particular, my current works focus on vivisection.

I hope to compel the viewers to investigate the creatures, looking at details of the glossy black eyes or the pearly white teeth, discovering each animals own quirky personality and charm. Designed not only to raise an eyebrow or cause a smile, the sculptures intrigue, educate and entertain.

My process of making begins with a study of the anatomy and physiology of each wonderful creature before sculpting my own adaptation. I sculpt a rough form, a three dimensional sketch in a way, using the clay to preserve the spontaneity of my gestures, then carefully adding on small details such as toes and ears. This long process results in characters which exert a rich presence.

 

bio.

exhibitions

'Symbol'

at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

22nd November - 4th January 2020

'Gothic'

at Masham Gallery, Yorkshire

15th November - 31st December 2019

'Makers Mark'

at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

12nd July - 24th August 2019

‘The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award’

at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne 

17th May - 25th August 2019

 

'Emerging Artists'

at Bils&Rye, York 

1st September - 3rd November 2018

'New Designers'

at London

June 2018 

'NTU Degree Show'

at Nottingham Trent University

June 2018

 

stockists

ReallyVeryNice Gallery

29 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, 

Suffolk, IP33 1RG

reallyverynice.co.uk

markets

Ceramics In Charnwood

Market Place, Loughborough, LE11 3

12th May 2019, 10am - 4pm

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Sheffield Ceramics Festival 

Walled Garden, Meersbrook, Park, S8 9FB

21-22nd September 2019

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education

1st in BA Hons Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University

 

contact.

 

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