Mareware     Ceramics


Artist Statement       

B. 1993
MA Glass and Ceramics, University of Sunderland, 2020
BA Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 2015
Ceramics Technician, University of Sunderland

I engage in collaborative ceramic projects with different groups, including community groups, and charities. My objective is to create work that reflects the participants' identities, communities, and experiences of place. I consider my work to be a form of abstract portraiture, capturing the essence of individuals, their shared experiences and societal issues. In recent years, I have incorporated QR codes, linking to photography and audio recordings of participant narratives and experiences, into the fabric of my artwork. I produce a blend of sculptural installations and functional pottery, inspired by people, places, and drawing games. 

I work as a Ceramics Academic Tutor at the University of Sunderland. I have received an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral award to undertake research entitled Clay (co)Constructions: Using Creative Practice to Improve Health, Wellbeing, and Social Isolation within the Veteran Community in Sunderland. 

 Contact details

Palace Edit, Redcar Palace, Nov - March 2023
40 Years
, National Glass Centre, Oct 22- March 23
Palace Edit, Redcar Palace, July - Oct 2022
Pineapple Black, Aug 2022
SHOWCASE, National Glass Centre, 24 Sept - 3 Oct 2021
Material Matters, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, 12 June - 1 Aug 2021
New Work by Mary Watson and Robert Winter, National Glass Centre, Sept 2020- March 2021
Gifted, National Glass Centre, Nov 2019 - Jan 2020
Make Space at Womans Craft Prize, Bristol Museum and Galleries, Aug 2018
Rising Arts, Spike Island Studio Open, April 2017

Bzzarr Bristol, Dec 2017
Hidden Doors Festival, Edinburgh, June 2017Flop Culture, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, June 2016The Skinny Showcase, Edinburgh Art Festival, Aug 2015

Studio Residency, Rising Art Agency, 2017
Graduate Residency, Cyan Clayworks, 2015
New Potters, Alston Pottery, 2015