I live and work on the Isle of Skye, in the North West of Scotland. I have always preferred wilder more challenging landscapes and seascapes. The visible presence of the rock beneath the thin soils of the Highlands reminds me of the real substance of life, and how fragile the veneer. The textures of my work are here on a massive scale in the mountains, and it’s fundamentally the same material. So here, on the Isle of Skye, inspiration is all around me, under my feet and in my hands.
My motivation as an artist is to find my place in this.
These collections, Contour, Erosion and Midden, are distinct but connected, and are a continuation of my love of texture. I make mostly ceramic forms, bowls, jars, boxes, rather than direct representations of the landscape, because they are innately human vessels; they represent the human condition of surface and contents…
Upcoming Events & Exhibitions
09/04/2020 - 07/08/2020
‘Realising Form’ invites six makers from across the British Isles and Ireland. The artists share a rigorous and intuitive approach to unearthing objects and vessels, handcrafted in clay, iron, concrete, glass and Jesmonite. The online exhibition explores material possibilities from individual locations and attests to the maker’s personal methodology. The work demonstrates an expressive response to landscape and nature, architecture and the impact of human experience in the finished work.
Featured makers include: Malgorzata Bany (London, UK), Daniel Freyne (Clackmannan, Scotland), Harry Morgan (Manchester, UK), Nuala O’Donovan (Cork, Ireland), Sue Paraskeva (Isle of Wight, UK), Patricia Shone (Isle of Skye, Scotland).
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