These ceramic stoneware heads are inspired by a public artwork I created for the National cycle track 2. They refer to escaping convicts who bolstered the reform bill riots of 1831. During this British uprising, imprisoned debtors were helped to break free of underground cells; join the riots, demand the vote; and a press for a more inclusive democracy.
I work like a traditional artisan and designer on public realm projects. This is usually with landscape architects, other professionals, my partner Deborah Peasgood. We regenerate high streets and create parks. Today this seems unusual work for an artist, but it’s not so long since most artists were trained crafts people. Building materials are also sculptural and decorative materials. They can add greatly to public places. ‘Too expensive’, some say?….. Visit our open house and we can talk about clock towers and shopping centres.