I have been influenced by some great artists, some well-known, others less so. I have been fortunate to have Si Sapsford and Su Stockwell as tutors. Mark Sowden has been an amazing resource and mentor. On this page I hope to use the ideas and skills they have so generously helped me develop.
Welcome to “Lamentations” Wood, Ceramic, Wire, Cotton. 5 pieces- dimensions (largest point) H.45cm x w 25 cm on 10×10 cm base.
I first became interested in resin work after the exhibition by Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain 12th September 2017- 12th January 2018. Whiteread has spent years working with resin on both a large and small scale, and I love the clarity and light she produces in her work. It was a stimulus for my own work, starting small to see what I could produce. I soon discovered that resin is a fickle material that throws up many obstacles and toxic vapours. I have found a less toxic variety that allows me to work in smaller spaces and experiment more.
Bronze casting is an exciting development in my work. Usually too expensive to contemplate, I have been fortunate to undertake the work personally and save on costs.
Slip-casting is a useful method of creating multiples, which my work relies on heavily. The process of making moulds can be challenging, and experimenting with various materials always brings surprises.
Clay building allows me the freedom to create form both organically and sculpturally. I use pressing into moulds, hand building and coiling to create my work.
Casting in wax allows me to experiment in a sketch format. It is a quick and easy way to test both my ideas and my mould making.