I make a range of simple shaped but highly textured porcelain, designed to be used, that combine my love of clay, textiles and the domestic interior with wit and curiosity. They involve many processes, from the original embroidery, stitching patchwork and upholstery to casting the textiles in plaster, hand building and in many cases, fine overpainting of the embroidery stitches.
GALLERY OF WORK
Blue-tit jugs :
Blue-tit embroidered effect jugs. Porcelain. Stitching over-painted with cobalt. 12, 14 and 12 cm tall
Willow Pattern bottle vases :
Willow pattern, embroidered effect bottle vases. Porcelain with cobalt painted over the stitching. 26cm and 13cm tall.
Feather bottle vases :
Embroidered effect feather, bottle vases. Porcelain. Embroidery stitches over painted with cobalt. 17.5cm and 13cm tall.
Haberdashery jugs :
Embroidered effect haberdashery items. Porcelain and over-painted cobalt. 6cm to 16cm tall.
Silk padded jug :
Dupion silk textured, upholstered effect jug. Porcelain, mother-of-pearl. 20cm tall
Textile jugs :
Button jug, silk upholstered jug and patchwork jug. Porcelain, mother-of-pearl lustre. 7cm, 10cm, 13cm tall.
Cylinder Vases :
Cylinder vases with various textile textures and a range of sizes. Porcelain, mother-of-pearl lustre.
Biscuit jugs :
Classic British tea-time treats scattered over the surface of porcelain jugs. 17cm and 8cm tall.