From school I found myself entering the world of work far earlier and more suddenly than intended (though not unexpectedly), and as a result was thrust into the world of full time employment working in automotive engineering. After several years of metal bashing, grease, oil and welding later, I decided to return to education, initially through part time evening study while continuing to work full time. It became apparent that I could not realise my ambition unless I returned to full time education, firstly completing an Art and Design Foundation diploma before gaining bachelor’s degree in 3D design (ceramics) at Loughborough College of Art & Design. Since graduating I have worked at several institutions, joining Falmouth in 1999 as 3D foundation technician. Today as senior technician, within the Falmouth Campus Technical Facility, I continue to support students studying both undergraduate and postgraduate courses from various departments including Falmouth School of Art, School of Architecture Design and Interiors, and the wider university. I support the use of a wide variety of materials and instruct on an extensive range of technical processes, concentrating on fine wood work, jewellery/fine metal work but also including plaster, glass, casting, clay and ceramics.
|2010||PGCHE||University College Falmouth|
|1994||BA (Hons) 3D Design Ceramics||Loughborough College of Art & Design|
|1991||Foundation Diploma in Art & Design||North Oxfordshire College|
Independent professional practice
My practice is very broad, from functional thrown ceramics to puppets and automata. I make mainly to commission which has been as diverse as film and theatre props, bespoke teaching aids, furniture and jewellery.
Engagement with professional associations and societies
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy