My personal work and passion is stone carving. Using Cornish and Dorset stones I create fluid forms which invite tactile journeys. Although not directly figurative, the pieces explore varied moods and qualities: poise, protection, expectancy, inspiration, dialogue and expansion.
The sculptures aim to be housed in dwellings and landscapes where they can stand with quiet presence and dignity, addressing the contemplative nature of the viewer.
In 1998 I began working at the Clay Door Studio in Chudleigh near Exeter, making sculptures in stone and other media for sale and commission.
I like to think of the studio as an open door, offering classes to adults and children of all level of experience and skill to come and explore their own creative potential; working with those with learning disabilities has been a consistent thread throughout my life. I have exhibited in local galleries and sculpture parks and have a variety of work on display at the studio.
|1972||Dartington College of Arts Diploma of Art in Education|
|1974/5||Rolle College, Exmouth Certificate in Education|
|1978/1993||Camphill School, Hermanus, Rep. of South Africa – Craft Teacher, houseparent and co-ordinator of activities for teenagers with learning disabilities.|
|1993/2001||Camphill Devon Community, Buckfastleigh – Leader of Copper-workshop for adults with special needs.|
|2001/2004||West of England College, Exeter – Pottery teacher (part-time) for teenagers with little or no sight.|
|2002/2004||‘New Horizons’, Teignbridge – Painting and weaving classes for adults with learning disabilities.|
|2006/2007||Home Farm Trust, Rivendell, Chudleigh – Creative Clay teacher (part-time) for adults with learning disabilities|
|1998/2016||Clay Door Studio, Chudleigh – Sculptor and teacher|
South West Sculptors Association: www.swsculptors.co.uk
Devon Guild of Craftsmen: www.crafts.org.uk
Chudleigh Business Guild: www.chudleighguild.co.uk
Double Elephant Print Workshop: www.doubleelephant.org.uk