I grew up close to the coast in Cornwall, at every opportunity diving into the Atlantic to explore and experience every wave I could find. This took me to International surfing destinations and World tour surfing events, it was my professional life for ten years.
Subsequently, I studied science, completing a PhD in glaciation focused on reconstructing the Patagonian ice-sheet. Crushed rock was used to date the retreat of the ice-sheet. More recently crushed rock has also inspired applications in ceramics, using samples collected from local beaches and the coastline I call home, and applying them to individual pieces.
So now, throwing a form on the Potters wheel demands a state of flow, whilst the glazing, and use of crushed rock, requires an understanding of the science that supports the process.
Since finding fulfilment in ceramics when I was sixteen, Ive been on a journey of exploration: finding flow, and discovering science. By blending the two in ceramics I find a place where function meets art, where modern design incorporating ancient materials melds with modern living.
TO SUBMIT WORK TO THE SUMMERHOUSE GALLERY
Here at The Summerhouse we love to support both established and new, up and coming artists with an affinity to Cornwall. We do recieve a very large volume of submissions, and although we take care to view every artists work, it is very difficult to discuss work with every single artist who gets in touch.
Please send us a selection of work which you feel best represents you, along with an artists statement and a list of other galleries which represent your work if applicable. You can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our address, with contact details (email or telephone) which we can reach you via should your application be successful.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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