My earlier career was spent entirely in sport, competing at an international level and professionally in squash and golf, and coaching both, in Europe and the Caribbean.
After moving to Scotland I developed an interest in ceramics and since 2014 I have been making objects from clay at the Glasgow Ceramics Studio, Dennistoun, in Glasgow’s east end. I produce small batch and one-off functional and decorative ware as well as sculptural and installation pieces.
My influences are varied, most recent work is informed by my interest in Japanese traditional production techniques and aesthetics, whilst my decorative sculptural work is influenced by the rugged geological terrain and rock types of the Scottish Highlands.
Previous installation works ‘Echoes’ (160 slip-cast bone-china and porcelain bricks) and ‘You can’t look back because it’s gone’ (photographic images projected through a clayprint ‘window’) explore themes of industrial archaeology – referencing Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s industrial heritage, de-industrialisation and urban regeneration.
The overriding themes that could be said to give commonality to my work are those exploring mutability, transience and impermanence, through investigations into texture, glazes and firings and conceptual ideas.