Lives and works in Singapore

Training 

2006-2009

MA Degree, Royal College of Art

1989-1992        

Ba (Hons) Ceramic Design           

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

 

Exhibitions

2016

Zoomorphic - Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales

Alchemy - Solo Show, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

NCECA – ‘Archie Bray Foundation Resident & Visiting Artists’, Kansas City USA

Imperfectly Perfect - Solo Show - Lacoste Gallery, US


2015

Gallery NSW, Australia

Australian Ceramics Triennale 2015 

Power of ten, Sit Select Exhibition and Festival Stroud

The Remade Series - solo show,  Lacoste Gallery, Concord USA  


2014 

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, London

ECAR final show, Boston, USA

Museums at Night with host Grayson Perry – Connect 10, York Museum Trust


2013 

Mixed Display at Marsden Woo Gallery

Unbounded - solo show, November at Marsden Woo Gallery

Sculptural Ceramics, Pangolin London

FIRST@108 Public Art Award, The Royal British Society of Sculptors


2012 

Mixed Display at Marsden Woo, Gallery Artist's


2011

Mixed Display at Marsden Woo Gallery

'Introducing' at Marsden Woo Gallery, With Nao Matsunaga and Dawn Youll

The Final Selection at Billling Place, Anthony Shaw Collection


2010 

Arts Foundation Ceramic Awards 2011, Shortlisted for the 2011 Arts Foundation Ceramics Fellowship

Collect, Saatchi gallery

Studio: Ceramicists and their studios, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales


2009

'Conflicts', Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Young Masters’, Sphinx Gallery, Church Street and The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

 Show 1, Royal College of Art


2008

Man Power Photography Awards, 2nd Prize,Lower Galleries, Royal College of Art


2007 

‘The Intervening Guests’, Leighton House Museum, London


Selected exhibitions before 2007:

Sofa at Chicago and New York, USA, Artform – West Palm Beach, Florida USA,Fletcher Challenge Awards, New

Zealand.

Claude Andre Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium. Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, Crafts Council showcase at

the V&A,

The Geffrye Museum, London.


 Awards

2014 The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award

2013 Short listed, 2013 FIRST@108 Public Art Award, RBSS                

2011 Shortlisted, 2011 Arts Foundation Ceramics Fellowship

2008 Second Prize, Man Photography Awards

1997 New Exhibitors Prize Chelsea Crafts Fair

1996 The Crafts Council Setting-Up Grant


Residencies

2015    Archie Bray, USA

2015   Craft Centre NSW, Australia

2014   Emmanuel College, Boston USA

 

Public collections

York Museum and art Gallery, UK

Gallery Oldham

 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

 

Talks and seminars

2016 York Art Gallery, Day of Clay

2015 NAFA Singapore

2015 SOTA Singapore

2015 National Art School, Sydney Australia 

2015  Winter workshops, Australia NSW

2015 Lacoste Gallery, Concord USA 

2015 Emmanuel College, Boston USA 

2015 SITSelect Festival exhibition and seminar for 2015, Stroud 

2014 Emmanuel College Boston 

2013 Marsden Woo Gallery ‘Unbounded’ in discussion with Alison Britton

2011 Marsden Woo Gallery ‘Introducing’ in discussion with Glenn Adamson

Publications after 2009

2015 June - Ceramic Now Magazine - The Remade Series, Boston - Exhibition review

2015 Feb  -  Boston Globe - The Remade Series - Exhibition review

2014 Dec/Jan - Ceramic Art and Perception - Review Unbounded (review)

2014 Dec/Jan – Ceramic Review – 'A Time Before Wolves' (article)

2014 may/Jun -Ceramic Review – Review of Unbounded (review)

2012 Sept – Bible of British Taste – The Anthony Shaw Collection (online resource)

2012 Mar/Apr -Ceramic Review – from Cynics to Celebrants (article)

2011 Jan – Apollo Magazine – Fired by Clay (article)

2010 May - Studio by Phil Sayer – (book)

2010 March - AN Magazine – The Big Picture (article)

 

Represented in the United Kingdom by Marsden Woo Gallery

 

Photograghed by Phil Sayer.




My clay creations are seemingly personal yet often draw upon found sources, such as images from books and postcards, as well as photographs I have taken myself. Works are inspired by the flow of things seen every day, as well as by the art I look at, from the past. With a passion for the European arts and its spiritual persuasions, I find ways to translate this source material into my own experience in the form of drawings, paintings and sculptures, which are crafted from red and white earthenware and found objects. The works are freighted with strangeness and perhaps seem a world apart, drawing the viewer into a beguiling perceptual experience.