A key aspect of my creative practice is founded within a strong material focus, and using making skills that I have built up through my studio practice. I have a particular interest in casting and mould making, using themes of replication and repetition in my work as means to explore a wide variety of materials and narratives.
I enjoy the opportunity to work particularly with bronze and metal casting, and aim to do most of my own mould making and casting work, either from my studio or working in partnership with other makers, artists and studios.
I have created outdoors public art pieces and smaller scale work for exhibition, installation or permanent collections, working with materials including copper, bronze, ceramic, glass, unfired clay, salt, ice and plaster.
I have also run numerous workshops exploring casting and mould making with school groups, youth groups and emerging artists. In collaboration with artist-maker Uula Jero we created a pedal powered foundry in 2014 which I have subsequently toured to various venues including colleges and metalworking events to host hands-on demonstrations and live-pouring projects.