- HND in Ceramics and Glass 1995 -1997, Plymouth College of Art and Design
- BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design, Cross Keys College 1993 -1995
Penparcau Community Hub - stories on tiles 2018
Using selected archive images from the local history of Penparcau and the surrounding Iron age hillfort. Tiles were installed in the new cafe area.
Ceredigion Museum stories on tiles 2017
Using selected archive images from the hay day when the museum was a cinema, I facilitated a transfer on tile community workshop. 200 tiles were created and installed in the newly refurbished building.
October 2015 Cardigan Bay Gallery / Oriel Bae Ceredigion
A co-operative gallery run by local artists and makers in association with Ceredigion Art Trail
Ceredigion Art Trail 2012
Working with a committee to organise an Artists’ led Open Studio art trail.
Including Art Trail events – Easels on The Beach New Quay Mackerel Fiesta.
September 2011 Haul: Arts in Health
Six-week residency at Cyswllt facilitating therapeutic workshops using ceramics with adults with drug and alcohol abuse.
Aug 2010 Communities First
Tile art project with the children.
April 2009 Aberaeron Craft Centre
One day workshop introducing felt making.
August 2008 - present self-employed artist
Making and selling work and creating performance art and music; running workshops for all ages and abilities.
November 2003 – August 2008 Vision 21 Fairwater pottery
Employed as a part-time ceramics instructor facilitating classes for adults and young people with learning difficulties.
Solo and Group Exhibitions
Pretty Common Things, curated by Ruth Hogg, January 2011
A creative response to the hedgerows being cut before the wildflowers had a chance to set seed. Handmade white stoneware ceramics including jugs, bowls, cups and plates patterned with hand-drawn image transfers of flowers and insects. Collaborated with a singer-songwriter and a surrealist practitioner to create a happening. Also an art installation and a petition to the council.
Becoming Wall, Basic Human Needs exhibition, Vegetable Agenda, Blaenffos, June 2016
Livingness of Clay, performance and promenade through Aberystwyth, music by Stuart Hampton, Creative Studio Aberystwyth Arts Centre, May 2016
Entanglement of Earth, performance and voice with original live music by Stuart Hampton and Ailsa Mair Hughes, Creative Studio Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Aberystwyth town centre, April 2016
Singing the line into existence collaborative campaign project and performance at Ceredigion Museum with Jacob Whittacker Ceri Rhys Mathews and Peter Stevenson, 2015
Living Work, performance and happening, Seld shop window, Aberaeron, 2014
The Art of Seduction, improvised dance and music, Ruth Hogg Studio Gallery, 2014
Performance dance with Anushiye Yarnell, Chapter Arts Centre, 2008
- Made in Wales gallery Emergerging artist exhibition 2019
- Group Exhibition, Aberaeron Tourist Information, 2014
- Ceredigion Arts Trail taster exhibition, Da Mhile Distillery, Ceredigion, 2014
- Ceredigion Art Trail 2015, 5Cardigan Bay Gallery, Aberystwyth
- Group Exhibition, Aberaeron Tourist Information, 2013
- Ceredigion Art Trail 2012, Pentre Art Gallery, Cardigan
Runner up of an Emerging artist award funded research and development and exhibition 2018 - 2019
Developed a body of work inspired by the breakage and repairing my maternal grandmother’s teapot using. I repaired the teapot using the Japanese technique called kintsugi and also filmed the repair using a mobile phone. Also, a range of ceramic wall tiles was created.
Creative Studio Award, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, April 2016 - Dec 2017
Nine months’ studio space to developing my practice-based research including performance art, sonic art and cymatics.
Arts Council Wales / Production Grant, Singing the Line into Existence, August 2015 – October 2015
A creative collaborative response to reinstating the railway line between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth involving performance art, voice, film, sound art, music, drawings.
Reverse SIP (Strategic Insight Programme) 2015
A six-week residency at Aberystwyth University working with Dr Louise Ritchie Lecturer in Theatre and Performance: collaborative project titled ‘Walk the Line’. During our research, we have developed practice-based approaches centred on field trips and interviews where we have gathered research on the move.