Despite the difficulties of the coronavirus lockdown, Messums continues to support and exhibit their artists both online and in their gallery spaces and I am very pleased to have been offered a solo exhibition at Messums London in their Cork St Gallery this year. Opening on 12th May and running until 11th June, the exhibition, entitled Untold Forms of Life, will feature a new body of figurative work which reflects the current times, as well as a selection of recent work from the European folk figure series that was shown in Beyond the Vessel in Istanbul in 2019 and Messums Wiltshire early in 2020. A catalogue for my solo show features an essay by Natalie Baerselman le Gros who has also contributed a career overview of my clay practice for the May/June edition of Ceramic Review.
I am also pleased to report I am one of 10 artists to have been shortlisted for the British Ceramics Biennial’s Award exhibition this year. The BCB encourages an experimental approach to the ever-expanding field of ceramic practice offering opportunities to explore new avenues within its large site. The BCB Festival and Award exhibition opens on 11th September in the Spode China Hall, Stoke-on-Trent and runs until 17th October.