I am an artist and one of the now too few independent designer craftspeople producing two dimensional ceramics and tiles!
For over 30 years I have specialised in designing and making bespoke ceramic tiles. Using that expertise and artistic technique I can create for you your own original and striking tile projects.
My handmade tiles can be found on the internal walls of all sorts of buildings and appear in many books on contemporary tiles including the British Museum’s ‘5000 years of tiles’ which illustrates a wall mounted ceramic ‘sculpture’. (I make these in parallel with the tiles.) This sculptural work currently based on landscape can be seen in my studio.
Trained as a ceramist in Cardiff College of Art I moved into the landscape of Wales like many in the 1970s, building a massive truck kiln to fire substantial slab built garden troughs and figures of high fired stoneware.
Always interested in early art and civilizations it was during a visit to the Alhambra palace in Spain that I became excited by tiles which have a very long and different, often undervalued tradition to that of pot making. It was the impact they can have on a space used by people that interested me particularly.
As a result I wanted to work more two dimensionally, to use line and colour on low fired earthenware ceramics and to concentrate on colour on clay wall panels and tiles, later taking up a fellowship at Bath Academy of Art and ongoing lecturing on tile making and tile history in a number of colleges along side practical making.
I currently work mainly in a studio in Bath designing and making bespoke wall tiles working directly with clients. My studio is open to visitors.