I have been a potter now for over 40 years and my work has gone through various stages but it has always had a very ‘Elaine Coles’ look about it.  My early inspiration came from French Provincial Pottery, I loved the earthy shapes and lead glazes.  It also comes from my time spent in Africa.  Most of my work is thrown but I have gone through several changes in the glazing and surface decoration. Whilst at Goldsmiths  my love of colour led me to experiment with glazes and my tutor, Ray Silverman, encouraged me to mix my own glazes, these I fired to a very high temperature and the glazes ran and melted into each other creating one off abstract designs.  I then spent several years smoke firing and now I have gone full circle and back to my love of colour.  I use my own originally designed ceramic transfer with coloured glazes and gold and coloured lustres.

 

These days I mainly exhibit my work in ‘Fine Art Galleries’ in conjunction with other ‘Fine Artists’ I exhibit regularly.

Selected Galleries

 

Brewery Arts, Cirencester

Lizard Gallery, Farnham

Century Gallery, Datchet

Guildford House Gallery, Guildford

Harvey Gallery, Guildford

CPA Members Exhibition 

Windsor Street Gallery, Chertsey

Fountain Gallery, West Molesey

Bank Gallery, Chobham

Hampshire Artists Gallery, Selbourne

Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

Rippingham Art on-line Gallery

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.

The Arundel Art Room.

Education:

 

Danesfield Adult Education

Langley College, Langley Bucks

Goldsmiths College, University London, Diploma in Ceramics