Collect 2019

28/02/2019 – 03/03/2019 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – I am delighted to be showing my new ceramics at Collect 2019. This will the first time of showing new works of small pieces intimately connected to the paths I walk near my home on the Isle of Skye. I will also show new raku fired Earth Jars in my Erosion series. In the company […]

Emmanuel Cooper Prize 2019

21/03/2019 – 19/03/2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm –

The Emmanuel Cooper award is given by The Craft Pottery Charitable Trust which was set up in 1991 under Emmanuel Cooper’s Chairmanship of the CPA to support educational activities associated with ceramic activity across the UK.
For the last 5 years, the Trust has invited a museum with a notable collection of contemporary ceramics to select a piece of work at Ceramic Art London which they would like to acquire for their permanent collection. The Trust buys the work from the potter using a bequest from the estate of the late Emmanuel Cooper and donates it to the museum.
This year the Victoria & Albert Museum was invited to make their choice. I was just happy that the curator stopped to speak with me about my work, that felt like validation enough. So when the award was announced an hour later, I was speechless.
The V&A is such an important place of history and reference. I am still coming to terms with the fact of having my work there. It is humbling and a huge honour to be a small part of the ancient story thread of humanity that is pottery.

Inverness Museum & Art gallery

06/08/2019 – 28/09/2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Textures of a Land Foyer Craft Gallery, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. I am delighted to be showing a collection of Erosion vessels in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. These vessels are inspired by the textures I see around me in the landscape of the Isle of Skye and the Highlands.  

The Art of Gathering – the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives

14/09/2019 – 12/10/2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – The exhibition, The Art of Gathering, will bring together artists and makers who use ‘gathering’ as an integral part of their practice. àite cruinneachaidh – gathering place (Scots Gaelic) Gathering is such an evocative notion, especially here in the Highlands. Gathering together often meant walking many miles on narrow tracks. My journey has been more […]

Across Land & Sea

11/10/2019 – 20/10/2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Circus Artspace, Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills Building, Stephen’s Street, Inverness, IV2 3JP “This exhibition (11-20 October) represents the coming together of three artists, spanning the Highlands and Islands, who share a common interest in elemental material and process. Through their work, each individually draws from the northern landscape and references their own notion of community […]

Textures of the Land

04/01/2020 – 01/02/2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Textures of the Land at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh is my first major solo exhibition. I am delighted to be showing at this gallery again after a successful joint show in 2018. Working from the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years I see my work as an expression of the journey towards understanding […]

The Texture of Constance and Change

02/04/2020 – 02/05/2020 @ All Day – The Stratford Gallery – Ceramics by Patricia Shone, Paintings by Charlie Leal I delivered work to this gallery in the nick of time before the world went into lockdown. Fortunately Emma and Howard have good experience with online exhibitions and you will be able to view all the pieces on their website when the show […]

Realising Form – Make Hauser & Wirth

09/04/2020 – 31/08/2020 @ 12:00 am – ‘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 […]

Masterclass at The Clay Loft, Stroud

10/10/2020 – 11/10/2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hand building with a difference! I am delighted to have been invited to the Clay Loft for a masterclass. My second only in 10 years! I plan to show some of the inspirations for my work from the Isle of Skye, and show some of the techniques I use to create the textured pieces. There […]

Contemporary Raku

03/03/2022 – 26/03/2022 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – A joint exhibition to celebrate the publication of Contemporary Raku by renowned potter Stephen Murfitt. Contemporary Ceramics Centre in London is hosting this timely show which spans the spectrum of raku techniques. This exciting process has enthralled professionals and amateurs since it’s introduction to the West from Japan. I felt honoured to be asked to […]