Contact: crooksy14@hotmail.com
 
The recent sculptures explore the expressive possibilities of deformed and dislocated mass. The sculpture emerges from pressing ceramic materials into and around reconstructed sections of plaster moulds that have themselves been cast from hand - built representations of teapots and other ceramic vessel forms. The legacies of these compressions and subsequent additions, are the consequential scars, deformations and dislocations stamped into an extruded and shifting mass.
 
The surfaces are worked onto with thin layers of slips, engobes, acrylic and other media.

Experience
 
2003 - 2016 British Council. Guest artist and workshop leader. Chittagong, Bangladesh. 2016.
Co- curator: 'Drawing as process, in collaboration with David Simon Gallery. Bath Royal Literary and Science Institution. 2016.
Sculpture prize awarded by Gavin Turk; Bath Open Exhibition, Victoria Gallery, 2016.
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 2014.
British Council Travel Bursary; Connecting classrooms workshops: Bangladesh 2012, 2013, 2015.
Bath Society of Artists, selected open exhibition. Victoria Gallery, Bath. 2009 - 2016.
3+1 Clay Stone Paint. Walcott Chapel Gallery, Bath. 2012.
Corsham Reformed: Tokaska Gallery. London, E17. 2013.
Artist in Residence: KCAC, Patan Museum, Nepal. 2012.
Artist presentation and discussion-Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu, 2012.
Elected Member of the Bath Society of Artists, 2011. Selector of sculpture.
Royal West of England Academy, 158th Autumn Exhibition.
The Discerning Eye 2009, Mall Galleries.
Group show, Widcome Studios. Bath.
Studio Exhibition - Fusion Arts Studios, Kingston upon Thames.
Exhibition of Drawings and Sculpture. Artist in residence. Abingdon and Witney College, Oxon.
2002 Arts and Humanities Research Board. Full Award.
1991 - 1992 Travelling throughout Asia.
1987 - 1991 Sculpture commission: London Borough of Merton on behalf of Ricards’ Lodge School.
Cannizaro Park Summer Show, Wimbledon.
Oxford Artweek, Banbury College of Art.
Hardingham International Sculpture Workshop, Norwich.
Festival of London Sculpture Show, Alexandra Palace.
Leighton Park Festival, Reading.
Artist in Residence: Oxfordshire County Council.
Waltham Forest Borough Council.
Sculpture and Drawing. One person show.Old Fire Station Arts Centre, Oxford.
Occasional visiting lecturer at The Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University; Leicester Polytechnic, Haringay College, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Banbury School of Art; Baroda and Madras Universities, India.
   
Education
 
2002 - 03   University of Wales Institute Cardiff, MA Ceramics. AHRB Full Award.
1989 - 91 Wimbledon School of Art, MA Site Specific Sculpture.
1988 - 89 University of London, Goldsmiths’ College, Art Teacher’s Certificate.
1984 - 87 Bath Academy of Art, BA (hons) Fine Art (sculpture). First Class. Henry Moore Foundation Award.
1983 - 84 Banbury School of Art, Foundation Studies in Art and Design.
    

       

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