Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bye Bye!

This will be my last blog post here, but don't be sad; my rambles will continue on my shiny new website - The site now has an integrated blog and Iwill continue to tell you what I am up to and show you thing I like there.


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Light Spill; Order Now!

I have one of each of the three finishes pictured (Strawberrys, Orchard Fruits, and Pearlescent Lustre) in stock and ready to go, so get one before they're gone! The Price is £260 including postage and packaging within the UK. (Please contact me for prices for shipping abroad). To place your order simply reply to this email stating which light you would like; either 'Strawberrys', 'Orchard Fruits', or 'Pearlescent'; and I will send you a Paypal invoice which will allow you to pay quickly and securely online by credit or debit card, even if you don't have a Paypal account. Or if you prefer you can request to pay by personal cheque and I will give you details of where to send the payment. All goods will be sent within one week of payments clearing.

Orchard Fruits;

Slip cast porcelain

Glazed interior with Strawberry enamel decals

Retro brass bayonet light fitting and silk braided flex in 'brass'.

Slip cast porcelain

Glazed interior with Strawberry enamel decals

Retro brass bayonet light fitting and silk braided flex in 'brass'.

Slip cast porcelain

Glazed interior with Strawberry enamel decals

Retro brass bayonet light fitting and silk braided flex in 'brass'.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Peachy Keen

These little ladies are from the Peachy Keen range, part of the Eat Me; Keep Me series. The Eat Me; Keep Me series focuses on the notion of self indulgence. In exploring the parallels between ‘valuable’ and ‘everyday’ I have drawn a symmetry of opposites between porcelain and confectionary items; both are similarly self indulgent, inspire desire and are coveted, but both are fundamentally frivolous. Advertising campaigns play to our vanity and suggestibility, and in the competition to see which brand can be the sexiest we don’t know any more whether we should be eating the chocolate pudding or pouring it all over ourselves! We are clearly enticed by the notion of food as a luxury, an indulgence, something a little bit naughty. And why not?

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Light Spill

Just another teaser for those of you waiting for the launch of Light Spill. This and three other colourways will be available to buy very soon, hopefully by the end of the week. The very talented Colin Usher is re-vamping my website so that these and several other products will be available to purchase directly online. In the meantime I'm taking orders by email on
Light Spill
Porcelain with enamel decals
£250 + P&P

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

UKYA01 Derby, Pickfords House

A lucky few of the tarts and floozies are settling into their new home for the next two months. Pickford's House is museum of Georgian life and houses period objects from Derby City's collection in their original context.
Today I have been nestling my naughty creations in the nooks and crannies between the austere crockery and fancy figurines. Let's hope they don't lead them too far astray!

"Eat Me; Keep Me" is at Pickford's House, 41 Friargate, Derby, until Fri 17th December 2010. Admission to the museum is free.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Light Spill Update!

For all those who have shown an interest in 'Light Spill';
I am now back from Origin and back in the studio. This week I will be producing a new batch of lights which will be used to illustrate the variety of colourways/patterns available on my website. The online shop is still a way off, but you can email me to reserve one of the batch currently in production. The first 5 (yes only five!) will be ready for shipping at the end of next week, after which I will be taking orders by email with a four week lead time as lights will be made to order. You can buy them 'off the shelf' for £250 + p&p, but for a small additional cost I can create bespoke designs to your requests. Email me for more information, and keep an eye on to see the new designs!

Monday, 27 September 2010


Just a few snaps of my setup here at Origin. I'm here at Spittalfields Market until this Wednesday, 29th September, along with 200 other top notch craft makers. Come on down and have a look!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Julia Douglas, Close Knit

Timespan Museum and Arts Centre
21st August - 10th October 2010
My good buddy and sometimes collaborator Julia Douglas has been in residence in the far north of Scotland at Timespan. Shes been exploring the history of the area and the resulting exhibition opens on 20th August. It's a long way North but a beautiful part of the world so if your in the vague vicinity make a special trip to see it!

And if you really can't make it you can follow her progress on the Timespan Blog here;

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Another Legendary Coburg House Open Studios!

6th - 8th August, 11am - 6pm
Coburg house
15 Coburg Street

Roll up for another legendary Coburg House Open Studios event from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August 2010, 11am – 6pm each day. With the studios having recently grown to encompass even more artists and an in-house gallery, this year’s event is the largest and most exciting one yet.
The studios are home to a combination of award winning local and international professionals in both fine and applied arts. This amazing hub of creativity houses upwards of seventy artists producing outstanding original work.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Life Is Sweet
From 18th July
The Harley Gallery
Nr Worksop

I have just sent a collection down to the Harley Gallery on the Wellbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire to compliment the work of their artist in residence, Jane Wildgoose. Jane has created an installation of sugar flowers that explore the complicated 18th century conventions for serving dessert. Inspired by the 155-piece dessert service commissioned by Margaret Duchess of Portland, and a set of Chinese watercolours from the Collection that depict porcelain production, Jane reveals the curious story of how the discovery of the secret of porcelain manufacture in the West led to replacement of the intricate sugarwork on the dessert table by fine chinaware.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Bite Me!

So tomorrow is D-Day, I have to deliver all my new work to the ladies at CraftScotland who will be taking it down to the Saatchi Gallery for Collect 2010. It's been quite a rush over the past few days, mostly because I came across some great 1950's calander girl pinups online and had to remake most of the pieces I had already made to incorporate these buxsome beauties! But I managed to squeeze in a quick photo session today to document the new work before it goes off on it's journey down south.
'Bite Me' Platter, 45cm x 30cm, £550

Sunday, 18 April 2010

I Don't Give a Frock!

A handful of new works from the new range currently under development. Still a few creases to iron out but the pressure's on now with both Collect and Flourishing Fantasies only a couple of weeks away!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Tartlets on Tour!

'Blunede Fantasien/Flourishing Fantasies'
12th May - 16th July
craft2eu - Agency for European Craft and Design
Eppendorfer Weg 231
20251 Hamburg
I'm delighted that the Eat Me Keep me range is about to have it's first European adventure. From 12th May - 16th July the 'Tartlets and Floozies' and some of their friends will be taking a trip to Hamburg for an exhibition wich will explore the metamorphisis of the everyday entitled 'Blunede Fantasien/Flourishing Fantasies'.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Collect 2010

Craft Scotland have once again selected my work to show in Collect 2010 at the Saatchi Gallery in May.

Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries.

From 14 – 17 May 2010, Collect will occupy all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery (

The other artists represented by CraftScotland at Collect 2010 are;

Stacey Bentley -
Leah Black -
Jilli Blackwood -
Libby Day -
Pauline Edie -
Lorna Fraser -
Elin Isaksson -
Rebecca Wilson -
Misun Won -