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STATEMENT

My work deals with the subject of worth by considering the system of values that we bestow upon familiar objects and possessions. I am interested in how the perception of an object is altered by its material, situation, or scale, and by making ironic and playful changes to these properties I encourage the viewer to question the value of the object. I like to investigate ways of intervening with the found objects and incorporating ephemeral and incidental materials in the making process. In this way I aim to elevate the status of invaluable objects and materials, making them into art objects and vice versa.

 

EDUCATION

2003 – 2004  University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: MA Ceramics
1999 – 2003   Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design: Batchelor of Design (Hons) Ceramics, 1st Class.


EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

Exhibitions:

Mar 2012        ‘Selling Sex’- Show Studio, London
Feb 2012         
VAS & SSA Annual Exhibitions, RSA, Edinburgh
Dec 2011          BJCEM internation bienalle of young Artists, Greece
Nov 2011         ‘Reflections’, The City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Oct 2011          Representing UK at International Young Artists Biennalle, Greece
Jun 2011         ‘Blue’, Flow Gallery, London
May 2011        ‘Revolution’, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
May 2011        Collect 2011, The Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, London.
Nov 2010      
‘Effervescence’, Sussex Barn Gallery, Chichester
Oct 2010        ‘Must Have’, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Oct 2010         UKYA01, Pickford’s House, Derby
Sept 2010       ‘Origin’, Spittalfields Market, London
Aug 2010        ‘Life Is Sweet’, The Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Nottinghamshire
May 2010       Collect 2010 with Craft Scotland, The Saatchi Gallery, London
May 2010       “Flourishing Fantasies”, Craft2eu, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 2010        VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Jan 2010         ‘Hotpot; Art, Food and People’, FCAC, St Andrews Museum
Oct 2009        Proverbial Porcelain, Zelli Porcelain, London
Oct 2009        The Affordable Art Fair, London
Mar 2009      “Collect”, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Feb 2009       Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
Aug 2008       National Sculpture Awards, Bluecoat, Liverpool
Jun 2008       Biennale de Ceramique, Andennes, Belgium
Apr 2008       VAS & SSA Annual Exhibitions, RSA, Edinburgh
Feb 2008        The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Oct 2007        Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art
Jun 2007       Featured Artist, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Mar 2007       SSA Annual Ex, RSA, Edinburgh
Nov 2006       “Manifestation”, Atticsalt, Edinburgh
Mar 2006       “Talente 2006”, International Hendwerksmesse, Munich
Awards:
Mar 2012        Hope Scott Development Award
Oct 2009        Shortlisted for the Zelli Porcelain Prize, London
Jul 2009         Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award
Aug 2008       Shortlisted for The National Sculpture Awards, Liverpool.
Jun 2008       Peoples Choice Award, Biennalle de Ceramique, Belgium
Oct 2007        RGI Benno Schotz Prize for most promising young sculptor
May 2007      Edinburgh Visual Arts and Craftspersons Award
Apr 2007        Hope Scott Trust Development Award
Mar 2006       Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award
Dec 2005        RSA Benno Schotz Prize for the most promising             young sculptor domiciled in Scotland