November 2019

The "Autumn Open" Exhibition at Lyme Bay Arts.
We were encouraged to represent the theme of "Autumn" in our exhibits at this exhibition, so this is what I came up with!

An Ash bowl with Autumn colours and liming wax. This bowl sold within the first couple of hours of opening!

September 2019:
I took part in the first Members' Exhibition by Lyme Bay Arts CIC at their gallery in Symondsbury and was very pleased to have sold two of my vases, "Rusty" and an Ebonised Oak Vase.

September 2019:
I was invited to demonstrate at the annual two day Yandles Woodworking Show.

October 2018:
One piece accepted into the AWGB travelling exhibition. This piece was selected as one of the top 60 exhibits at the AWGB International seminar. Sept 2019: a second piece has now been added to the travelling exhibition. It is the Green Dragon bowl I took to the seminar in 2018

"Fire Dragon"
Developed from the Green Dragon design, this piece has more texturing cuts, deep pyrography on selected areas and coloured to represent the colours of fire or an erupting volcano

"Green Dragon"

October 2018:
I was honoured that this vase was purchased and is now part of "The Daniel Collection", a prestigious private collection of woodturned art. The owners of this collection attend all AWGB seminars and it was from the Instant Gallery at this event that my vase was purchased.

Ebonised Oak Vase

A deep hollowed vase made from oak, textured then ebonised using a vinegar and iron mix which reacts with the tannin in the wood to turn it black. After oiling, it is highlighted and waxed. 

November 2017: I was honoured to have a piece selected for the "Turnabout: Women at the Lathe" exhibition to run in America from January to October 2018. The exhibition comprises 27 pieces of work, all by women turners from around the world. Some were commissioned, but mine was one of 11 juried pieces.
"Green Dragon" is a new series inspired by using texturing tools developed by Nick Agar for a mini grinder and a dry brushing colouring technique which I saw demonstrated by Mark Sanger. The resulting effect resembles the scales on a dragon's back.
The exhibition comprises three venues across America and ends on 10th October 2018.

"Green Dragon" bowl

A compilation of all pieces in the exhibition

August 2017: Joint 3D winner, Ilminster Arts Centre Annual Art Competition. Exhibition runs until 1st September. All winners will have their own exhibition in January 2018.

With my winning vase and certificate at Ilminster Arts Centre

April 2017: Two pieces accepted into the AWGB travelling exhibition.

"Copper pipe"
A vase made from Ash, beaded and coloured with tarnished reactive metallic copper paint

A vase made from Ash, textured then coloured with reactive metallic iron paint to give a rust effect.

March 2017: Invited to take part in the Lyme Regis Town Mill Contemporary Craft Exhibition.

August 2016: Second in the Woodturning class at Melplash show.

A large diameter fruit bowl made from Ash, with stunning figuring.

September 2015: One piece selected to take part in the Contemporary Woodturning Exhibition at Trowbridge Town Hall.

August 2015: One piece accepted into the AWGB travelling exhibition.

A deep hollowed Ash vase, scorched with gilt cream rubbed into the grain.