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Teaching & Workshops



"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

Mark Van Doren

Writer & professor 1894-1972

After a two year art foundation course at Thurrock Technical College under the wonderful guidance of Tom Oliver,

I moved on to Exeter College Of Art And Design where I studied Fine Art Ceramics.

After a couple of years creating and working in Leicester, including a stint at Leicester Artists Studios, I decided to train as a teacher

After teaching at Rowley Fields and Edward VIIth secondary schools we moved down to the South West and I spent 15 years at Nailsea School, becoming an assistant year head' with six months towards the end as full year head, standing in for a colleague.

During my last years there I resumed creating artwork and exhibiting. The exhibitions took off and I made the plunge  to return to my artwork full time.

The workshops began with Bristol Museum during a summer celebrating a Henry Moore Centenary.

In 2004 I had a phone call out of the blue asking if I would like to be part of a small team working on a British Council Cairo, Bristol City Council project on the theme Cultural Crossings. This was to last two years and involve a trip to Cairo and return visits from Egyptian teachers and artists. How could I refuse?

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