Specialising in ceramics, Chris graduated from The Glasgow School of Art where he developed an interest in European sculptors like Rodin as well as African craftsmanship.

 

The contrast of African heritage and European upbringing lead to Chris’s warm, contemporary style, combining African forms and culture with modern techniques.

In 1985, Chris moved to Zimbabwe where he was influenced by methods of colloquial stone sculpture; meeting local artists and attending workshops, he learned processes of carving serpentines and verdites and translated these new forms and techniques to his ceramic work.

 

Returning to London and exhibiting sculptures, Chris set up his own studio in 1988 where he continues to run workshops in traditional ceramic craftsmanship and develop work alongside his daughter, Freya.

BIO

Born in London and brought up in Ipswich, Hastings and Glasgow, it was during college where Chris discovered his connection with clay as a medium for his art.
SKILLS
  • Sculpture

  • Modelling

  • Slab Building

  • Coil Building

  • Slip Casting

  • Throwing

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Imagery: with thanks to Alun Callender, Layton Thompson (Ceramic review)

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Education 

MA Design and Media Arts, University of Westminster

BA Hons. Art and Design (Ceramics), Glasgow School of Art

Exhibition Design Diploma, Hastings College

Exhibitions 

Solo

2006

Posk Gallery, London

2006

Cornerstones, 198 Gallery, London

2006

Gallery 54, London

1985 - 2006

One-Man shows at: The Commonwealth Institue; Leicester City Art Gallery; Kings Lynn Arts Centre; Obala, Black Art Gallery, London; Dandelion gallery, Tunbridege Wells; Grange Museum, London; Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh; Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow.

Group

2022

TwoTemple Place, Body Clay Vessel London

2022

IceHouse, London

2022

Queen's Park

2021

RHS Chelsea Flower show

2021

Artefact (Design Centre), London

2021

Gallery 54, Mayfair

Annual Show

Open Studios (Kingsgate Workshops), 

Art in Clay, Art in Action (Oxford)

Work in Public Collections

Glasgow Museum and Art Galleries 

Grange Museum, London 

National Gallery, Zimbabwe 

Leicester City Museum 

Ipswich Museum

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