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1947 Born in Boscombe, Hampshire.
1963 - 1968 Southampton College of Technology; sheet metalwork, City and Guilds FTC with credit.
1971 - 1976 Opened and ran Gairloch Pottery making thrown tableware for the Scottish gift trade.
1976 Moved to Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway. Opened and ran Eskdale Pottery making thrown tableware and slip cast forms.
1980 Opened and ran Eskdale Painting Courses, teaching watercolour technique to groups on one week residential courses.
1982 One man exhibition at Gracefields art Centre, Dumfries; Paintings, Wooden constructions and found sculpture.
1983 One man exhibition at Galleria La Soffitta in Carbonia, Sardinia; Watercolours .
2011 Opened Hughsrigg Pottery at Canonbie.
2013 Potfest in the pens, Penrith.
I make thrown stoneware pottery for exhibition, decorative and home use from - as far possible - locally sourced materials; wood ash from the household fires, Solway mud and clay from my own land.
I am inspired by English and Japanese country pottery of the past and by our local landscape, including the plants, animals and people that inhabit it in order to create pots that speak for themselves.
In the 70s when the fashion was for craft made artifacts the market was massive, trying to keep up with demand meant endless repetition and it was this repetition that developed my throwing skill. Now as a studio potter I am on a never ending quest for perfection and the nature of repetition has changed to become a satisfying means to continual development as an artist.