C.V.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born :  London,  U.K.

APPRENTICESHIP  :   Electrical Engineer at Crompton Parkinson’s Ltd.

FURTHER  EDUCATION :
1965 – 67 : Chelmsford Tech College.
– First became interested in making studio pottery with Joanna Constantinidis at Chelmsford College.
1967  : Pre-Dip in Art  at  Southend School of Art.
1969-70 : Ray Conney Productions – Westcliff Palace Theatre – Scenery Designer/Painter
1970 – 73 : Dip. AD  in Ceramics at Newcastle Polytechnic.
1980-1 :  Certificate Education. at Leeds University.

LECTURING :
1973 – onwards  :  Visiting Lecturer at various Colleges and Universities.

SELECTED  WORKSHOPS :
2008, 2009 and 2010 , Pottery and Art workshops with  Helix Arts.
2010-12 : Porcelain Project – working with the Oriental Museum in Durham University .
2015-17  Hey Clay, a Crafts Council event held in my studio.

 STUDIOS :
1974 : Set up my first pottery studio at Beamish Hall, Co.Durham.
1980 : Set up my 2nd pottery studio, in Cails Yard, Haymarket,  Newcastle upon Tyne
1983-88 : Set up my 3rd studio and supervised the MSC project for the Architectural Ceramics Program for the construction of the new Arts Centre in Newcastle; and also conducted and supervised all the archaeological excavations carried out during the rebuilding program at the Centre.
1988 – 2018 : Running my independent studio in Blackswan Courtyard at Newcastle Arts Centre.      
2018 –  Move to a new art and ceramics studio.. see contact page for details.                         

AWARDS :
1978, 79 & 1981 : Northern Arts production awards.
1987 : BBC Design Awards, selected for the floor tile designs produced at Newcastle Arts Centre (pictures)
1989 : Newcastle City Council – production/development award.
1999 & 2000 : Grainger Town Project, Newcastle.
1999 : Cultural Business Venture Award – Northern Arts.
2011 : Craft & Design magazine – Silver Award for ceramics

SELECTED COMMISSIONS :
1994 : Presentation piece to HRH The Princess Royal (Picture)
1996 : Presentation piece made for the Government of Kyonggi Province, Korea, the Piece now on display in the Samsung Museum of Ceramics, Korea. – see the BBC film
1997 : Malmaison Hotel Group – large serving platters.
1998-2000 : Architectural features for the reconstruction of Roman buildings in Tyne &Wear.
2000 : Presentation piece to the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown .
2003 : Presentation piece for Northumbria Police.
2004 : Piece  purchased by Lord and Lady Inglewood for their collection at Hutton in the Forest  (picture) (Facebook)
2005 : Presentation piece for the ‘North East Large Company Award’ (picture)
2007 : Educational Tile panels for the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
2011 : A presentation piece for the Prague Fringe Award
2011 & 2012 : Cultural Olympiad with the Oriental Museum Durham
– see also the commissions page

TELEVISION :
1996 : BBC  feature on the making and presentation of the Korean presentation piece – See Film
Also see short clips from 2003 BBC training films – Ceramic Clips

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS :
1984 : AJ  Architects Journal – article and photographs on my Tile project.
1987 : Building magazine – main feature on my  Tile Project.
1988 : Britannia 19 (1988) 153-62. publication of my Roman Milecastle discovery, see full report.
1989 : Artists Newsletter  December  issue – article on my Tile project (front cover photograph)
1997 : Ceramic Review  No.167  – article on my quest for a Jun glaze. – see article
1999 : Ceramic Review – No.176 – letter on the plight of the Bernard Leach Studio. see page
2001: Business Matters magazine – issue 46 – main feature on my work.
2010 : Feature – Newcastle Journal Culture Magazine on my studio.
2011 : Feature – Newcastle Journal Culture Magazine for the Northern Clay exhibition.
2011 : Craft & Design magazine, Award winner’s feature.
2014 : Article in Art Mag. Scotland

RECENT EXHIBITIONS :
2011/12 : Co-organising  The Northern Clay exhibition.
2009/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18 : my studio part of  The Late Shows
2010/11/12/13/14/16 : Potfest in the Park – see the Film
2012 : Oriental Museum Durham University, exhibition of my work plus my students work – Cultural Olympiad.
2012 : Ferrers Gallery , Leicestershire.
2012 : 1611 Gallery, Alston, Cumbria.
2012 : The St.Ives Connection, curated a special exhibition in the David Fry Gallery.
2014/15 : A grand exhibition at The Grand, Newcastle.
2015 : Crafts Council Exhibition at The Now Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula, London.
– also see my Events page and Previous Exhibitions page.