Residency Exhibition Tours to Yaozhou, China

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Following on from my highly memorable residency at Jingdezhen International Studio in China last year (organised in conjunction with the European Ceramic Work Centre (Sundaymorning@ekwc)) in the Netherlands, I’ve just heard the resulting group exhibition is now touring after various covid-19 related delays. A Taste of Ceramics is currently on show at Yaozhou Kiln and Taoxhichuan Art Museum, Yaozhou, Shan Xi Province, China.

The residency was arranged and supported by Jingdezhen International Studio, China; European Ceramic Work Centre, the Netherlands; and Arts Council England.

Wysing Open Studios

Monday 13th July 2020

Due to the virus this year’s Open Studios at Wysing Arts Centre is moving online! Open Studios 2020 includes a whole series of online events using the new platform Wysing Broadcasts between 14th July and 16th August 2020.

Wysing Open Studios 2020

You can see various online contributions here as well as an events portal here and I’m going to be joining fellow Wysing artists Damaris Athene and Soheila Sokhanvari for a Panel Discussion about studio practice during 2020 with Hannah Wallis from Wysing’s curatorial team on 22nd July at 5pm.

All events will be streamed via Twitch and you can book tickets via eventbrite.

Participating artists include Damaris Athene, Aliaskar Torkaliaskari, Elena Cologni, Philip Cornett, Emanuela Cusin, Lawrence Epps, Robert Foster, Bettina Furnee, Naomi Harwin, Penny Klein, Mae, Emma Smith, Soheila Sokhanvari, Lucy Steggals and Caroline Wendling.

Talk at Ceramic Art London Cancelled

Monday 16th March 2020

To ensure the health of visitors and all involved this year’s Ceramic Art London at Central Saint Martins including my talk Hidden Treasure, Acts of Acquisition and Disrupting the Rules of the Gallery will not be happening. Please check for more information including details about ticket refunds. Thanks for your support and stay safe!

Event with Professor David Spiegelhalter on 28th September

I’m looking forward to being in conversation with the Executive Director of the British Ceramics Biennial, Iain Cartwright together with the statistician Professor David Spiegelhalter on Saturday 28th September. We’ll be talking about the pricing algorithm and some of the ideas behind Accolade as well as our thoughts around data, art, chance, luck, value and much more!

The event begins at 3pm in the Great China Hall of the old Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial.

Accolade at the British Ceramics Biennial 2019

Friday 6th September

The British Ceramics Biennial 2019 opens on Saturday 7th September and I’m extremely excited to be presenting a new work titled Accolade as part of this year’s exhibition at the old Spode factory.


Accolade is a participatory artwork reflecting on the complex forces at play in the drive for success. The installation contains masses of slumped ceramic trophies which, like a procession of susceptible egos, struggle to keep their balance in a questionable glory parade.

All trophies are available for sale and a selection of them contain up to a thousand pounds worth of gold bullion within the fired clay. It’s impossible to know in advance which trophies contain the gold and the only way to be truly sure would be to smash the purchased artwork.

The price of each trophy is as variable as the individual purchasing it. I collaborated with the statistician and author of The Art of Statistics Professor David Spiegelhalter to develop a questionnaire and algorithm which calculates a personally adjusted price depending on an individual’s circumstances and chances of societal success. The aim of the algorithm is a playful contemplation of a fairer world of art pricing.


Accolade is funded and supported by Arts Council England, the European Ceramics Work Centre (sundaymorning@EKWC), Jingedenzhen International Studio and Wysing Arts Centre.

The British Ceramics Biennial 2019 is on at the old Spode Factory in Stoke-on-Trent from 7th September to 13th October 2019.