1968 Born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1985 Left school and started full time course in general art and design at
Derbyshire College of HE.
1987 HND ceramics course at Harrow College
1989 BA hons in Fine Art specialising in Ceramics at Portsmouth Polytechnic.
1990 Set up Bartonfields Pottery with partner Emma Spence and started
teaching at Burton College.
1992 Joined BET 4 Artists group and over the next 5 years took part in
exhibitions locally and in France and Germany.
1997 Moved to Stourbridge. Started lecturing job at Dudley College. Built new
studio in the garden.
2005 5 Ways in Clay exhibition at Living Gallery in Stourbridge.
2002 Back to the Beach Exhibition at Rufford Craft Gallery, Nottinghamshire.
2004 Application accepted to exhibit at Earth and Fire ceramics fair at
Rufford, Nottinghamshire. Awarded Arts Council grant for producing and
promoting a new body of work.
2005 Reduced teaching commitment at Dudley College to focus on developing
and making new work. Exhibited at Tim Andews Woodbury Gallery, Stour
Art in Clay at Hatfield House and in a Joint exhibition with Sam Hall at
Yorkshire Sculpture Lounge. Became Professional member of the Craft
2006 Built new and larger studio in the garden. Received 2nd Arts Council
grant for producing and promoting a new body of work. Exhibited at
Gallery Top and Roundhouse Gallery.
2007 Exhibited at Lund Gallery and Bevere Gallery. Exhibited at Porthminster
Gallery, St Ives and continues to exhibit there as one of their gallery
2008 Solo show at Alpha House Gallery. Exhibited at Contemporary Ceramics
and New Ashgate Gallery
2009 Exhibited at Gallery Top and Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of
2010 Exhibited at Gallery Top and Ceramic Art London at the Royal College of
2012 Solo Exhibition at Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives.
2013 Invited artist at Landscape and Ceramics symposium, Kecskemet,