A bit about me:
Although I work full-time as a Psychoanalyst, I have been making things with clay since childhood. I learned the classical techniques of the potter: throwing, hand building, and coiling, in a studio pottery, only discovering ceramic sculpture during my training as an Art Therapist. I also draw and paint.
My domestic ware is mostly thrown on the potter's wheel. I make hand-built stoneware for everyday use in home and garden. My sculptural work is principally concerned with the human figure and the expression of emotion, particularly through gesture. I endeavour to
convey states of mind with economy and truth. I am interested in how this can be achieved through minimal gesture, and through what is left out.
Drawings and Paintings:
My subjects are found in my kitchen or veg patch; containers, fruit, vegetables. I find comfort in what is domestic and ordinary, and beauty in the things that are around us all the time, objects so familiar that they are invisible, until we start to look at them afresh.
'Splashes, Wisps & Fragments' at The Original Gallery, Crouch End. 2014
'Nature' at The Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley 2017
'Arboretum' at Stephens House, East Finchley 2018
'Primavera' at The Barbican Library, Silk Street EC2 6th - 27th March 2109
'Current exhibitions: Still life painting at Dan & DeCarlo East Finchley late December 2019 - January 2020
East Finchley Open House