Although by profession a Psychoanalyst, I have been making things since childhood. I learned in a traditional studio pottery the classical techniques of the potter: throwing, hand building, and coiling, and began ceramic sculpture during my training as an Art Therapist in my twenties. I also draw and paint.
About my ceramic work:
I make both domestic ware and ceramic sculpture. The domestic ware is mostly thrown on the potters wheel. I also make hand built stoneware for everyday domestic use in the home and garden.
My sculptural work is principally concerned with the human figure and the expression of emotion, particularly through gesture. My recent preoccupation has been with a series of stoneware figures, the relationship between them, and the impact of distance and proximity on our perception and understanding of their emotional state, what they stir in the viewer.
About my drawings and paintings.
These are usually of the things found in my kitchen, containers, or vegetables. I find beauty in what is domestic and ordinary, and am endlessly interested in and delighted by the forms and colour in the objects that are around us all the time, so familiar they become invisible, until we start to look at them afresh.
'Splashes, Wisps & Fragments'; The Original Gallery, Crouch End. 2014
The Art Fair, The Archer Academy 2015
'Nature' at The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley 2017
Coming next: Open House exhibition July 2/3 and 8/9 2017