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ceramic designer-maker

I'm a practicing ceramist with a wide range of interests in making and materials. I'm currently engaged in PhD Research with Falmouth University and the Leach Pottery. My professional practice often focusses on the seasons and landscapes, as evidenced in the Seasons and Sea and Sky Collections. I also make traditional forms and glazes and call this Heritage Pottery.

The doctoral research is in collaboration with Falmouth University and the Leach Pottery, St Ives, looking at "Designing 21st Century Standard Ware: The Cultural Heritage of Leach and the Potential Applications of Digital Technologies".

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Presented at All Makers Now? A conference exploring craft values in 21st century production, Falmouth University, July 2014. Discussed how the PhD research has challenged perceptions about digital craft and raises questions, on a philosophical level, with regard to setting new standards for contemporary studio pottery production facilitated by digital tools. Added August 2014.
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I've now opened a shop on Esty! Please drop by and have a look - your support is always appreciated. Added May 2014.
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Crafts Magazine Montage An image of my acrylic Leach Tableware Large Tall Mug features in the May/June 2013 issue of Crafts Magazine alongside coverage of my Echo of Leach exhibition at the Leach Pottery. Added June 2013.
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Contemporary Tableware Montage A great new book by Linda Bloomfield which features a piece from the Sea and Sky collection and is now available to buy. Added June 2013.
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Craft Skills Award Video Still - Matt TyasI attended the Craft Skills Awards in London - Autonomatic won the Judges’ Spotlight Award for digital craft and we feature in the film. Added May 2013.