My work is an investigation into memory. I seek to explore the interpersonal connections that define us, and the complications that are created when those associations are lost. Through the use of a delicate and translucent material I aim to capture the fragility of memory, but also express the tranquillity and state of calm that comes with loss of fear.
In my current body of work I use gridded arrangements of thin porcelain laminas, with seemingly random connections and conjunctions, to create a balance of presence and inevitable absence. I use the neutrality of white porcelain and the effects of light upon it to emphasise the shadows created by circular voids, which encourage the viewer to make visual connections between strata.
I am a ceramics graduate of Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, and have been working as a professional ceramic artist since completing my BA (Hons) in 1989. My studio is at Patriothall in Edinburgh.