Finally up and running!

Hello again!

I am FINALLY ready to get going!

I am going to be exhibiting in the Devon Open Studios 2012 with artist Francesca Dawson. It is in Torquay for the next few weekends. For more details please go to..... my new website!!!

Exciting times! Website! Exhibition!
Keep checking my website for any future exhibitions and artwork. I really hope to be getting stuck in!


Celia Smith

Artist Celia Smith creates sculptures using wire. They are 3 dimensional drawings, instead of pencil on paper its wire in the air! 

She says,
"I find that wire has a spontaneity that can give my sculptures a feeling of life and energy."
She focuses mainly on birds and portraying their unique charcter.
I rather like birds and these little creations are beautiful! The colour in the pieces work so well.

For more information go to http://celia-smith.co.uk/

Barnacle Geese




Devon Guild's new craft shop at Cockington Court OPENING

July 21st is the opening of the Devon Guild's new craft shop in Cockington Court.

Cockington Court has had funding, allowing them to build great, new studios. One of these studios has been taken over by the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, where they will be selling work by some of their 200 or more members. I am going to be lucky enough to be working here. It's a really exciting time and we hope that everyone will visit and enjoy the rest of the lovely Cockington Village.

I shall be featuring some of the amazing artist members here so keep your eyes peeled!

Hope to see you there!

For more info, please visit the Devon Guild's website HERE


A bird after my own heart! - The Bowerbird

Devon artist Jane Perkins describes herself as a "re-maker". She uses found objects to produce works of art and jewellery.

On her website she describes the bowerbird...

"The bowerbird from Australia builds a bower to attract mates... ...around which he places a variety of objects he has collected... ...In the case of the blue-black Satin Bowerbird, the particular attraction is to all things blue, from plastic drinking straws to clothes pegs and toothbrushes... ...The bird spends hours carefully sorting and arranging his collection, with each object in a specific place"

More information at www.bluebowerbird.co.uk


Betty Pepper

Betty Pepper creates beautiful jewellery, enveloped and protected by books. She uses old books found in charity shops because of the fact that they have once had ownership, and contain memories as well as literary stories.

"Her work is inspired by stories, memories, things from the past, over-hearings and misgivings.

A strand of humour runs through Betty's work using word games, hidden messages and secrets. The work features 'grown-up' interests, but they are treated with a child-like attitude."



Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
- Dr. Haim Ginott 


Degree Show

It's taken a while but I'm finally posting my final pieces for the degree show.

This series of 5 drawings focuses on the eyes of children, emphasizing how children watch and absorb everything around them.

-Robert Fulghum

Here is one of the two book sculptures that I created. This piece looks at natural disasters, particularly tsunami and other water related dangers. The book is A. A. Milne's "Now We Are Six", a collection of childrens poems. The sculpture includes characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh books and Kenneth Grahamme's The Wind in the Willows. I have used my manipulated pages to act as barriers and windows, allowing for depth and shadows. As you look through them you see one of my drawings at the back, of a child's eye peering out.

The blood red base contrasts with the vibrant yellow of the book mirroring the contrast between the difficult adult world and the playful child world.

John Habberton's "Some Boys' Doings" is the book used here. This piece looks at how children can get caught up in situations that they know are wrong, but do not necessarily understand why. It reminds me of the film "This is England", written and directed by Shane Meadows, where a boy, bullied at school, finds sympathy and acceptance in a group of skinheads. However, he gets caught up in his role model's racist subgroup and sees things a young boy should not see.

In my piece, the boy inside the book is looking over his shoulder, his body language suggests he is aware of something bad. From the right, children run to warn or save him and his friend. From the right, police are on their way to either save them, or punish them.