The occasion of The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair moving online has led me to make work available to buy online. It is good to prompted to get around to things but it also feels odd. I am used to people handling my work as part of a conversation about what I make and why. That is hard to recreate and I didn’t feel I had a catalogue of products suitable for upgrading to an e-commerce site, yet.
That said, I would love people who’ve discovered my work for the first time through this year’s fair or those I’ve met before to be able to buy from me. I have set out key considerations you might have if you’re interested in owning any of the pieces on this page:
- The majority of my work is not suitable for posting. You can collect from my studio in Sheffield at a convenient time for you or we can discuss me delivering to you in person.
- If you would like to buy a piece please email email@example.com I will be available for the duration of the fair. I will confirm your purchase by replying as soon as possible and supplying my bank details for payment.
- I am very happy to talk about my work, over email or on the phone, to discuss existing pieces or new commissions.
- I have supplied dimensions of each piece available and photos that give a good sense of the piece. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
Rusted Rings (Stoneware)
1. 9cm x 8cm x 2cm
2. 8.5cm x 8cm x 2cm
3. 6cm x 5.5cm x 3cm
4. 8cm x 7cm x 2cm
5. 5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm
6. 4cm x 4.5cm x 3cm
7. 9cm x 8cm x 3.5cm
8. 13.5cm x 11.5cm x 3.5cm
9. 9cm x 9cm 2.5cm
10. 9cm x 10cm x 4cm
11. 10cm x 11cm x 2.5cm
12. 7cm x 7cm x 2.5cm
13. 9cm x 7cm x 3cm
14. 10cm x 10cm x 3cm
15. 10.5cm x 10.5cm x 3.5cm
Rusted Rings (Stoneware) Dimensions: 1. 12cm x 11cm x 4cm, 2. 12cm x 10cm x 4cm and 3. 14cm x 12cm x 5cm
When making work I often think about scale, I have a particular range of sizes much like a functional thrower would. This is ‘handheld’ size. If you cupped your hands together it would rest nicely in the resulting space.
I think a lot about the visual elements of maps and how they illustrate the physical landscape. Shapes created by throwing remind me of contours and the concept of wayfinding here being that you seek your own path.
I think Cluster suits the appearance of this piece. The kiln sand clinging to the tiny bowls is quite marine-like.
Like Wayfinding this is ‘handheld’ scale. It has a lovely weighty-ness to it.
The Skord series is so hard to photograph. I’ve deliberately left the studio in the background to give a sense of scale and it helped to avoid distracting reflections in the glass too.
Skord – deep indentation in the top of a hill at right angles to its ridge (Shetlandic)
Skord came from Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks. I like to have a specific name for a series in development, a bit like a project title, usually linked to the meaning of the work but also because I like how it sounds. When making these pieces I was thinking a lot about the Peak District landscape, how textured the rock felt. There are ideas about collecting stones and found objects in these too.