Place of Birth

Stoke on Trent, Staffs


Further Education & Qualifications

1994-1995 MA: 3D Design/Ceramics – with Distinction
University of Wales Cardiff Institute

1979 – 1983 Batchelor of Education, Honours (Upper Second Class)
Portsmouth University



1996 First Prize, Portsmouth City Museum, Biennial Exhibition for Artists of the South
1995 University of Wales Annual Student Prize, MA Ceramics


Work Experience

2006 to date Self Employed Ceramic Artist, Tutor and Residential Artist

1997-2003 Owner, Director and Curator of The Red Gallery, Southsea

1988-2006 Ceramics Teacher at The Portsmouth Grammar School


1998 “Head Masters”, The Red Gallery, Southsea: a joint exhibition of sculpture and ceramics by a selection of national graduate artists.

1996 “Three Years On”, Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth: an exhibition of recent work by myself and a Ruskin School of Art Graduate.

1996 “Biennial Exhibition”, Portsmouth City Museum.

1995 MA Degree Show, Howard Gardens Gallery, University of Wales, Cardiff Institute

1989 “Diversions” The Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth: an exhibition of personal work by myself and two colleagues from The Portsmouth Grammar School


 Public Commissions

2007 Arch entrance to the Junior School at The Portsmouth Grammar School. High Fired earthenware. Approx. 9ft high.

2006 Inlaid ceramic tile walkway, The Portsmouth Grammar School

1999 Millennium Arch (14ft diameter), King’s College School Wimbledon: A sculpture commissioned by the Governors at the school to commemorate the new Art Block

1993 Crib Set, Portsmouth Cathedral: Designed for the new Cathedral renovations and extension.

1991 “But Faint-hearted Men Never Erected a Trophy” (10ft x 8ft) Stoneware clay & metal, The Portsmouth Grammar School: A sculpture to celebrate the completion of the new sports-hall, music centre and theatre.