My practice explores a sense of place and the notion of having a deep involvement with the landscape. I’m interested in how materials can act as identity markers; influencing the way in which we view ourselves and the world around us through the imprinting of emotion and memory onto our surroundings.
My work uses the physical characteristics of locally sourced materials to create work which exemplifies the rugged beauty of my home landscape of North Wales. This involves exploring the full potential of slate by incorporating it with ceramic processes processes to create objects that depict forms of the land as part of a circular process whereby having been personally shaped by the surrounding landscape I form and shape its raw materials.
Experimenting with different materials and combining processes is an integral part of my practice as I work to discover new possibilities in the crafting of these materials.
2016 - 2019 BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker, Cardiff Metropolitan University - First Class
2015 - 2016 Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design - Foundation Studies , Coleg Menai Bangor - Distinction
Selected Exhibitions & Shows
2020 Rising Stars , New Ashgate Gallery , Farnham
2019 Winter Garden, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2019 Tir / Land, Cywrain, Galeri, Caernarfon
2019 Jane Phillips Award Graduate Showcase, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2019 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London UK
2019 Pick of the Degrees Exhibition, M.A.D.E Cardiff
2019 Degree Show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
2019 Maker, Oriel 2 , Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2019 Gwyl y Ferch, Balaclafa Carn, Caernarfon
2019 'One to Watch' National Trust at New Designers, London
2019 The Austin Smith : Lord Prize , Award for Design Excellence, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2016 Peter Pendergast Drawing Prize , Coleg Menai