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David works in the medium of porcelain paper clay and stoneware; hand building figurative sculpture and vessels from sheets of clay. Formed by an innovative technique entirely his own, his work is highlighted with touches of glaze, precious lustres and metallic oxides.

David’s work is based around the female form and the different contexts in which it is viewed. with the added notion of saints, deities and folklore and what they represent culturally. His work is designed as innately spiritual with religious overtones.

David has taken inspiration from English porcelain figures of the Eighteenth Century, Chinese Han Dynasty tomb figures, Romanesque and Gothic art, and the work of Gwen John, Jessie Marion King and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh as well as historical and contemporary fashion. Fairy tales and folklore are also strong sources of ideas.



Education

2001 - Bachelor of Arts (BA); Ceramics Cardiff School of Art & Design

1998 - Bachelor of Technology (BTech); Art Foundation



Selected Exhibitions

2017 - Clay: A Festival of Ceramics, Devon

2017 - Contemporary Craft Festival, Westcountry Potters Stand

2016 - Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. Home at Christmas

2016 - Paper Arts Bristol. Alchemy Exhibition

2016 - Salisbury Contemporary Craft Festival

2016 - Art In Clay, Hatfield

2016 - Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton. Textiles and Textures Exhibition

2016 - The Contemporary Craft Festival (Westcountry Potters Stand)

2016 - Bath Society of Artists 111th Exhibition

2015 - Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton. Present Makers Exhibition

2015 - Tighnabruaich Gallery, Scotland. Where Beauty Sleeps Exhibition

2015 - Centrespace Gallery, Bristol. Alchemy Exhibition

2015 - Paper Plane, Bristol. Spring Exhibition

2012 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), Birmingham: Open All Media Exhibition

2011 - Midland Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham: Anticurate Exhibition 4

2006 - Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon: *AWARD*

2004 - North Devon Arts, Barnstaple: Summer Exhibition

2002 - Grove House Studios, Barnstaple

1998 - Possi Art Gallery, Castle Carey, Somerset



Ceramic & Craft Festivals

2002 - 8th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival

2002 - Rufford Ceramics Fair