Thought provoking and humorous ceramics that find their inspiration in science and society. In 2014 I was selected as ceramic artist in residence at Liverpool Hope University after graduating with an MA in Ceramic Art & Design from the University of Central Lancashire. My thesis on public art is displayed in both the National Gallery and the National Library of Australia. I am a Director of a community arts centre and gallery in Skelmersdale and exhibit my work throughout the UK.
THESE IMAGES OF VIRUS AND BACTERIA INSPIRED CERAMICS ARE A QUICK PREVIEW FROM MY NEW PROJECT & BLOG CALLED SIGNIFICANT. IT CELEBRATES THE WELL KNOWN, AND NOT SO WELL KNOWN, PIONEERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INFECTION.
I HAVE MADE CERAMIC SCULPTURES CELEBRATING THOSE WHO FOUGHT AGAINST:
HIV; CHOLERA; TB; SMALLPOX; INFLUENZA & BLACK DEATH.
THESE WORKS ARE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED IN IMPORTANT PLACES FOR EACH OF THE INFECTIONS. TAKE A LOOK AT THE BLOG TO SEE HOW MY PROJECT PROGRESSES.
HIV FLOWERS PROTRUDE FROM AN OLD PEE POT.
CHOLERA IN AN OLD MEDICAL BOX. JOHN SNOW’S MAP OF CHOLERA HOT SPOTS IN 19TH CENTURY SOHO, LONDON IS INSIDE THE LID. SNOW WAS THE EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHO FOUND THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INFECTED WATER AND CHOLERA.
TUBERCULOSIS BLOOMS SPROUTING OUT FROM OLD SCHOOL MILK BOTTLES. REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO DRINK SCHOOL MILK TO ENSURE THAT WE GOT OUR DAILY VITAMIN D ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST T.B.