Thursday, 2 October 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

ROAR! exhibition

I'll have some work showing in London, as part of a little exhibition called Roar! at the The Gallery @ Oxo & Bargehouse, click here for more information.
BIG THANK YOU to for brilliant Wendy Kershaw at Glasgow School of Art who's organised all my stuff (since i'm in Afghanistan and unable to do it myself), and also to Jill Gerber at the Compass Gallery in Glasgow.

Sunday, 29 June 2008


Today i'm moving from Scotland. I don't know how long for, but i'm leaving all my boxes of ceramics and everythings here - i've got a feeling i'll be back. This means that i won't be able to do much after all with the little on-line shop (
If you live in Glasgow, though, there will be some of my pieces and a few drawings in the Compass Gallery as part of the New Generation show there opening on 3rd July, and the Cyril Gerber Gallery.
I've got a month or so of holiday now to look forward to, in Sweden and Europe, and then it's off to Afghanistan again for a few months. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Online shop...

on a website called etsy! It's a place where you can buy handmade items from all over the world (though mostly the US), now including me.
The address is
There's not much on there yet, but there will be soon.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

degree show images

Here are some images of my degree show work, for those of you who aren't in Glasgow.
It's made from predominantly fritware (or stone/quartzpaste), except for a few earthenware bowls and egyptian paste tears. I learned this fritware technique from a German ceramist, Prof. Jochen Brandt at the IKKG (Institut fur Kunstlerische Keramik und Glas) in Höhr-Grenzausen in Germany, who has done extensive research and achieved brilliant results.
My work this year has been influenced by the time i spent last year in Afghanistan, working for and organization called Turquoise Mountain, with a group of potters from the village of Istalif.

These bowls are a collaboration with Jila Peacock. I made the bowls, and Jila wrote the names of birds from the poem Conference of the Birds in lustre.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Red Road flats

ibrox street

I wanted to put a bird up on the wall of the Immigration Centre, the Home office on Brand street. But there is staff there at all hours of the day and night, so after chatting to the guard on duty i decided to put it up close to the Unity centre ( It's just opposite.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Monday, 26 May 2008

degree show information

Saturday 14-06-08
Saturday 21-06-08

Atrium gallery,
GSA Foulis building
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm

Saracen Head Lane weeping-bird

Sunday, 4 May 2008

degree show coming up

the degree show is soon! it opens to the public on 14 june, welcome!
go to for directions and times, i'll post them on here as well closer to the time.
here is a little preview of what i'm working on.

i've been having some problems with glazes... but the shards are also rather beautiful.

tears, tears, tears made from egyptian paste.

work in progress.

i put up the first bird, it's on duke street just after the high street crossing, on the old railway-depot wall.
the next morning i went back, and already a few tears had disappeared!

Friday, 18 April 2008

night birds

(you can find them in the west end)

Monday, 7 April 2008

slip drawings

Sunday, 6 April 2008

bowl sketches

some more frit-ware birds

these, and others, will soon be found around Glasgow, here and there on walls and places.