My studio is situated in the far north of Scotland. It is a converted oatmeal mill perched on the east coast where the rugged coastline sweeps northward in a great arc from Latheron to Wick.
Caithness is uncomprimisingly Norse in its origins. Everything here looks towards the sea and the coast is bristling with hidden beauty. and the rocks themselves are a fabulously sedimentary, layers and layers of deposits piled up at precipitous angles and cut into but deep geos and bays.
The landscape is beguiling and forms the basis for my inspiration.
Last week of this vibrant exhibition at Atrtists Palette, London Road, Edinburgh. 12 artists, working in Ceramics, stone and painting. A really interesting exhibition, which explores the similarities between clay and stone. I am delighted to be taking part. On … Continue reading →
Anyone going to Inverness? You can see my latest sculptures at Inverness Art Gallery until 8th November. In my newest work I have concentrated on a feel of monumentality, but I have also been preoccupied with the balance between an … Continue reading →
I am delighted to be taking part in this wonderful exhibition curated by Victoria Caine at An Talla Solais Gallery in Ullapool. The show opened on Friday. This touring exhibition features work from 6 artist all connected in some way … Continue reading →
Just back from the opening of the current VAS/SSA exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh, where I have two sculptures on show. It’s an eclectic exhibition, great to see such diversity.
This November I have exhibitions here in the North and in the Central Belt. I am very to happy to be showing ’64 Moons’ which is at Gallery North, Kelvin College, Glasgow on Hotspur Street, just up the road from … Continue reading →
The Cave kiln was fired on Thursday. We got our little kiln very hot! The first cave reached 1300C at about 11pm, and by 1am we had the second cave up there too. At the start the kiln was still … Continue reading →
It’s been non stop at Northshore Pottery as we get even closer to the firing of the sculpture kiln. We have been lucky to have had the continued commitment of our army of helpers as well as a couple of … Continue reading →
We have had sun, rain, and giant midgies but dispite it all the kiln is growing thanks to the small army of helpers! Because of the rain and midgies we have moved the production of slops and the adobe making … Continue reading →
We’ve begun! Myself, the students, Amy Benzie and Brodie Birss and my son Max are busy on the prelimary parts of the kiln. The trickiest part of the kiln building is the arches. We’re building formers from bricks and clay, … Continue reading →