I am passionate about the need for wilderness
and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus
primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate the success stories and are stylistically inspired by
etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest
influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology
museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.
My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year
fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone
sculpture. I hope to widen the appreciation of ancient sculptures of women by
re-interpreting them for the modern world. I am also influenced by early 20th
century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but
coupled with the colour only really possible with ceramics.
All my ceramic sculptures are made
from a combination of slab-forming, coiling, carving, press-moulding and hand
using a variety of clays. The images on this
website are to be seen as a guide only, and if you are interested in buying a specific
sculpture, contact me and I shall email you jpeg
pictures of the latest sculptures I have of that type in the studio.
I am presently moving into working
with foundry bronze for my fully 3D animal sculptures, and
have a new website specifically for the Foundry Bronze sculptures.
Forthcoming 2014 Exhibitions
One woman show
'Wild and Arcane, Ancient and Natural History Sculptures in the
Turrill Gardens' Turrill Sculpture Gardens, South Parade Oxford, OX2 7JN 1st
March - 26th April.