I am a working potter and painter married to a retired bishop and living near Ross-on-Wye in the Border Country of the Welsh Marches.

I think of myself as a storyteller, whether I’m doing pottery or painting landscapes and portraits.

Art Classes

Multi-media painting and drawing for Beginners, Just Rusties and Experienced. 10 Wednesdays in term time at Saxon Hall, Hereford. 12.30 – 3pm

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My workshop is in our garden, a purpose-built shed which I open to the public during annual Open Studios, or by arrangement. My pre-Christmas Charity Shows enable me to donate 100% profits to the homeless, or to local Food Banks – my way of paying something back.

I work with two clays, stoneware and porcelain. It’s important to me to harmonise my work with the countryside, so I source local clays to make my earth coloured glazes. I decorate with wax, leaf resist, sprigs, oxides and sgraffitto. My tiny porcelain pots are decorated with translucent celadon glazes. Commissions are welcome!

I paint in oils, watercolours, acrylics and pastel.

Our local Wye valley countryside has rich textures and colours, especially the local brick and stone of churches, river bridges and dilapidated cottages, and the shifting colours of water.

I approach portraits in a similar manner to landscapes, not only seeking to portray the literal face, but also its mood and character.

 

Commissions are welcome!

Events

Please note that events scheduled in 2020 may well be disrupted for precautionary reasons. Please check before going to any events that they are still on.

  • Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival :

    4 - 6 September 2020

    I shall have a stall selling kitchen ware, porcelain, animal sculptures and musicians sculptures.

    https://www.visitcheltenham.com/whats-on/cheltenham-food-and-drink-festival-p507523

    https://cheltenhamfooddrinkfestival.co.uk/#section1

     

    Montpellier Gardens, Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham GL50 1SD
  • Forest and Rivers Open Studios:

    DATES CHANGED FROM JULY TO OCTOBER, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
    3rd October 2020 - 11th October 2020

    A 9-day art trail of artists and makers in the Forest and the Wye Valley
    showing affordable art and a huge diversity of talent.
    ME – OPEN STUDIO at Round Oak HR9 6QJ
    pottery, sculpture and paintings.

    www.faropen.co.uk

    ROUND OAK COTTAGE BRIDSTOW, ROSS ON WYE HR9 6QJ
  • PRE-CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOWS AT ROUND OAK:

    Friday 27th - Sunday 29th November
    and Friday 4th - Sunday 6th December
    10am - 4pm
     
    Buy your unique Christmas presents here at affordable prices!
    ROUND OAK COTTAGE BRIDSTOW, ROSS ON WYE HR9 6QJ
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