Whist studying at the Royal College of Art, I won an award given by The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers for innovative and original use of tin oxide. Using a tin oxide base glaze, I added colorants such as cobalt and copper oxides to create vibrant, solid, cast glaze discs. Treating the liquid glaze as if it were glass, I fired it over four days in a kiln, annealing it slowly, fostering different textures and surfaces.
Inspired by the paintings of artists like Frans Snyders and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, I created these two swans, gracefully slumped, elegant in their collapse. Pictured installed at the Farnham Pottery.
White stoneware clay, grey incised slip
chelsea college of art undergraduate show
1st Class BA (Hons) Fine Art
Terracotta, White stoneware, Black clay, Bronze, Wax, Aluminium