AGAIN in States of Play at the Humber Street Gallery, Hull UK City Of Culture 2017

Wednesday 28th June 2017

AGAIN features in the upcoming exhibition States of Play which launches at the Humber Street Gallery for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and will be on show from 7th July - 24th September 2017. The exhibition challenges the idea of play as a preserve only for children and presents play as a way of being, of understanding the world and giving it form.

Over the course of States of Play over 10,000 hand made ceramic coins will be distributed to visitors to play the customised arcade coin pusher stocked with terracotta, porcelain and 24ct gold ceramic wealth. Visitors are left with a choice as they enter into a wager into the artwork: keep their winnings, or risk them again in the machine.


The artist’s book accompanying AGAIN titled the very last time and edited together with the poet and writer Holly Corfield Carr is available now at ambergris editions in both a Standard and a Special Edition. Included within its pages is a new translation of one of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s most poignant letters as well as contributions from poets, artists, academics, an archaeologist, a psychoanalyst, a valuation expert, a bookmaker and a mudlarker.

States of Play is curated by the Crafts Council and supported by Arts Council England and British Council. AGAIN and the very last time are supported by Arts Council England, Potclays and the Firstsite Associate Artist Bursary Scheme.

Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio

Friday 19th March 2016

Back in late 2015 ambergris editions held a series of print workshops led by Lisa Wilkens in the Window Room kitchen of Wysing Arts Centre.

Together with 8 other artists and 1 curator we learnt how to print using the lo-fi technique of Kitchen Lithography - a process using nothing more than kitchen foil, cola, ink, paper and an all important wooden spoon.

The results are now available from ambergris editions in the Kitchen Foil Print Portfolio featuring works by Alexandra Drysdale, Alison Gibb, Bettina Furnee, Caroline Wendling, Josepa Munoz, Lawrence Epps, Lisa Wilkens, Lotte Juul Petersen, Naomi Harwin and Steve Ruiz.


Exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wednesday 10th February 2016

Human Resources is making its way to Wolverhampton Art Gallery to be shown in Big Ceramics looking at work on a monumental scale. The show opens on Saturday 20th February and runs to 28th May. I hope to see you there!


CFile - review of Take Stock

Saturday 30th January 2016

Garth Clark’s CFile project continues to gather pace and I was delighted to hear that Take Stock recently came into Bill Rodgers’ mind. Check out Bill’s comments on Take Stock here.


ambergris editions is now online

Monday 19th October 2015


Over the past six months I have been working with the artist Lisa Wilkens to create ambergris editions - an organisation committed to working with artists, writers and other contributors to create original and relevant artworks and publications. Our first publication was the very last time edited by Holly Corfield Carr and me, we have just launched our second publication The Shadow of an Unseen Power by Lisa Wilkens with Reece Jones and Elise Routeledge.

The website of ambergris editions including shop is now online at