I love mud, metal and paint, and seeing the spirit of the artist that shines through hand crafted pottery, metal work and the quality of a brush stroke.
I took my foundation diploma in art and design (3D multimedia) and later a degree in the history of design and decorative arts and crafts. Earthen evolved from a synthesis of these and my work in museum outreach with reconstruction archaeology where I focused on ceramics, and a love of working metal that was born from welding and eventually scaled down into jewellery.
I also paint. Not pictures but traditional brushwork, coachlining, signwriting and gilding etc. where I've restored the paintwork on beautiful old gypsy waggons and showmans, lined classic racing bikes and carriages, and hand painted interiors with arts and crafts and chinese wallpapers.
- Joined November 22, 2010