I am in my third and final year on the BA Contemporary Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Arts. I am a mature student and an established career in heritage and tourism. Whilst at college I have specialised in ceramics, in particular, porcelain. In my practise, I aim to incorporate texture and narrative, often creating very simple forms that will carry an intended message. I seek to combine my professional interests in the heritage and industry of South Wales, with my ceramics, developing a narrative about the natural assets that gave this area the opportunity to lead the world. I have created an approach to making vessels inspired by the geology of the area, and for my graduate show I am working on a series of installations about the Aberfan Disaster, which was a changing point in the history of South Wales. My work is hand built or cast, integrating textures, colours and oxides. The narrative may be developed within a single vessel, or by combining numerous elements for wall displays or installations.Locked Pro Plan feature
Whilst I have been studying at Hereford College of Arts, I have been able to keep working for a wide range of clients, focusing on the heritage and tourism potential of south Wales. I have over 30 years experience working in the sector, at attractions, with local authorities and with the Wales Tourist Board. As a freelancer I work on projects as diverse as marketing and interpretation plan development and implementation, to community consultation and social media support.
A multi media course.