I work with a variety of media including clay, paint, photography, print making and more recently glass. I began my art career with painting then discovered clay and concentrated on throwing for several years before studying a BA at Camberwell which culminated in using ready made bricks that were built into walls with glaze, stains and transfers of my own photographic images applied to their surface. I am now concentrating on developing a range of ceramic and glass jewellery. Rich texture and colourful surface characterizes the jewellery which is inspired by Mediterranean and African design.

My aim is for the most ordinary motif to be transformed into something extraordinary in whatever media and I hope my jewellery gives the owner as much pleasure when wearing it as I had in making it.

I teach art and ceramics as well as designing and delivering visual arts projects for children and young people. I view the teaching and facilitating of art as a collaborative exchange. What I consider to be art is not only the marks made on paper but the unexpected change in a person’s way of seeing and relating to the world.

Education:

2013 Photography AS Level

2011 PTTLS City & Guilds 7303 (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

2009 B.A. (Hons) Ceramics.   Camberwell College,  University of the Arts, London

2007 ABC Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating Learning.  Camberwell College,  University of the Arts, London

2007 Community Arts Leader Programme NOCN Level 3

1998 Diploma History of Art.   Birkbeck  University of London

Group Exhibitions:

2017 The Second Catford Arts Trail

2016 Catford Arts Trail

2015 Craft in Focus at RHS Gardens Hyde Hall

2015 A Field of Cats for Catford. Catford Library, Laurence House, Catford, London

2013 Seeing Matters. KPMG, 15 Canada Sq. Canary Warf, London

2010 Lambeth Wide Open. Whirled Art Studios, Loughborough Junction, London.

2009 The Public gets what the Public wants. Arch gallery,  Deptford, London

2009 New Designers. Business Design Centre, London

2009 Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival. Aberystwyth Arts Centre

2008 BUFF presented ’Make or Break’ a collaborative exposure of clay. Village Underground. London

2008 140 artists show their work. Area 10, Peckham

2006 Step Even Closer Interim Show.  London Gallery West

2005 Step Closer Interim Show.  London Gallery West

Teaching:

2018 Ceramics tutor with Richmond Adult Community College

2018 Ceramics tutor with Southwark Adult Learning Service

2011-18 Tutor for Art and Pottery at HMP Holloway & Pentonville

2008-18 Ceramics tutor for NFC Levels 1 & 2 at Rosetta Arts Center, Stratford, London

http://rosettaarts.org/ceramics/index.html

2017 Visual arts tutor with Fresh Arts working in a Lambeth School

2017 Drawing and crafts tutor for ALD class with Ealing Borough

2016 Art tutor for Seasons Art classes in Bromley, Kent

2015 Art teacher for primary school in Tottenham one session a week

2012 Art After School Club for Primary School in Lewisham Borough

2009- 2011 Tutor for ten week Experimental Drawing classes at Rosetta Arts Centre, E. London

Art Projects:

2018 Working with Fresh Arts providing art for children attending the Grenfell Arts Project

2017   Participatory Pottery Project for residents of Chobham Manor, Stratford

2015 A Big Draw event engaging the public to create a Field of Cats for Catford out of clay

2014 Forest Hill Fashion Week clay jewellery making workshop

2014 Local Heroes project working with primary school children and a 50+community group

2013 Pop Portrait Printmaking week as part of childrens’ holiday project, Newham Borough

2013 Ceramic Beasts workshop at Cody Dock’s Family Arts, Crafts & Nature Day

 2012  Four day visual arts project ‘Imagining in Clay’ with 8-12yr.olds for Summer Uni in partnership with Phoenix Housing  http://www.phoenixcommunityhousing.org/uploads/summer%20activities%20publisher.pdf

2011 Week long summer clay project with 8 – 11 yr olds for Newham Borough

2011 Faculty Branding Project with Post 16 year group, as part of Kidbrooke Creative Festival.  New branding was created that will be used in September when they become Corelli College      http://www.kidbrooke.greenwich.sch.uk/artsfestival2011/post16.html

201Imaging in Clay: workshop as part of Camberwell Open House Arts Festival

2011 Four day visual arts project ‘Imagining in Clay’ with 8 – 12 yr olds for Lewisham Extended Services as part of the Easter Uni.

2011 Eight week visual arts project ‘Mythical Beasts’ with 7/8 yr. olds making models in air drying clay at Our Lady & St. Philip Neri primary School

2010 Week long holiday project working in clay, with 8-11 yr olds for Newham Borough

2010 Clay workshop as part of Camberwell Open House Arts Festival

2010 Three day banner project entiled ‘Healthy Living’ made from collaged textiles, with 8-11 yr olds in a Newham primary school

2009 Lead artist working for Artsdepot in a collaborative project at two primary schools in the London borough of Barnet running over ten weeks. The work was exhibited at the gallery in the Artsdepot building

2009 One week visual arts project with 8-12yr.olds ‘Imagining in Clay’ for Lewisham Extended Services Junior Summer Uni

2009 Week long painting & mosaic project with 8-11yr. olds for Newham Borough Extended Services

2009 Four day visual arts projects ‘Painting Words’ with 8-12yr.olds for Lewisham Extended Services: Spring Uni.

2008 Assistant with live textile installation at The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, ‘Origin Interactive: Crafting Space’ by Alinah Azadeh and Willow Winston in association with the Crafts Council

2008 Ten week visual arts project ‘From Man to Beast’ with 7/8yr.olds making models in air drying clay at Our Lady & St. Philip Neri Primary School

2008 Eight week project making a clay garden mosaic at Trinity Hospice, Clapham, S.W London

2008 Two week visual arts projects with 8-12yr.olds‘A Visual Arts Extravaganza Exploring Colour’ for Lewisham Extended Services Junior Summer Uni

2008 Designed and delivered one day family event for Camberwell Arts Festival. ‘Put yourself on the Map’ incorporating badge making for large map mural

2007 Ten week Recycled Art project in Pupil Referral Unit, S. London

2007 Eight week visual arts project ‘Ourselves’ with 7/8yr.olds at Our Lady & St. Philip Neri Primary school, S.E London

2007 Assistant at community event: photography workshop with SOWF (Some Other Way Forward)

2007 Assistant with art event at Lewisham People’s Day

2007 One week visual arts project ‘Make Your Mark’ with 13-19yr. olds for Lewisham Extended Services Senior    Summer Uni.

2007 One week visual arts project with a recycling theme ‘Our World: Our Planet’ 8-12yr.olds for Lewisham Extended Services Junior Summer Uni

2007 Designed and ran eight week visual arts project ‘Our Autobiographies’ with 9/10 yr. olds at Kilmorie Primary School, S.E. London