I have been creating statements in sculpture for over 20 years, dramatising narratives about regeneration, natural progression and (im)permanence. I began to practise with wonderfully tactile clay, creating sculptures from life models at Harrow College. Then I expanded my creative exploration on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at West Dean College, Sussex. I like to explore with a range of materials including clay, bronze, plaster, burnt wood, wax and stone. Currently, I’m experimenting with ambiguous, curvaceous forms that are inspired by the theme of regeneration and growth out of decay.
Alongside sculpture, I have played with printmaking techniques and have adapted monotype printing in some of my paper-clay pieces.
I have run creative workshops for many groups including Southbank’s Being A Man Festival and with clients of charities SAFE (against domestic violence), Headway Devon (brain injury) and Hikmat (refugees).
In 2017, I gained funding support from the Devon Community Foundation for an integrated sculpture project. This was awarded the top prize at the TRAIL outdoor exhibition.
In 2019, I was elected chair of SWSA and I am now leading an ambitious group sculpture installation in Exeter Cathedral for 2020.
My website can be found at www.morth.co.uk