BIO

My practice manifests itself in large scale ceramic Sculpture, Installation, longer Durational Projects with no defined outcomes Did Cornish Food Just Taste Better (2019-ongoing), Performance, Public Programmes And Everything And Nothing Has Changed (2021), Dinners Experimental Supper (2019 - ongoing), Talks, Facilitation, and Research.  

I have delivered events, commissions and projects for and with English Heritage, Future Foundry (Dover) , Cornwall College, Arts Council England, Creative Civic Change (Par), White Gold international ceramic Festival (St Austell), FEAST, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter), Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth) Russell Coates Museum, (Dorset),  Lokaal 01 (Antwerp). 

Currently I am working between London and Cornwall, with time spent working with communities across the UK. 

Artist Statement (2021)

 

I am a Queer Neurodiverse artist; cultural producer; a writer; a chef; a dreamer; an experimental archaeologist; a mudslinger; a guide; a Queer man; a Performer, the hostess with the mostess. The work I produce lives happily in the slashes between, a truly non-binary practice. Between complete and not, between community and landscape, between research and action, between in here and out there. 

Working with land, people, history and thought, I devise projects to answer internal questions that sit within the real world. I make work that is deeply personal but universal. the relationship between us and our world, between divisions of time, I explore places, and everything within them, past present and possible futures. I work with people as much as materials, and strive to make work that sits within a community hall or high street as much as a gallery or lecture hall. 

These works involve hundreds of people, across multiple locations, through numerous times in history. Regularly collaborative, I work with Archaeologists, Geologists, Botanists, Engineers, owners of heritage, organisations, charities, and most importantly, communities. Some communities are specifically approached, and others form organically throughout a project. 

 

The majority of the projects ('works') I am currently producing are relatively long, most will not be complete for another 3-4 years at least. This durational working is something I am having to get use to, having to understand to do the things I want to, to the level in which I need takes time. sometimes more time than I am willing, and sometimes more time than I should.