Biography (B Ipswich, Suffolk, 19 December 1968). British artist, researcher, and curator I am a researcher in the area of Ceramics at the Ceramics Research Centre UK. This role encompasses my practices as an artist, researcher, and curator (b 1968). I studied Ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art (1991-1994) before going on to do an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, London (1994-1996). I have established after 15 years of making leading models of practice for ceramics in the applied arts; I am an advocate for craft as commensurable to the wider visual arts. For a great deal of my projects my practice can be understood as 'post-studio ceramics', my work engages with clay yet often at a critical distance. I have in the past five years negotiated the realms of performance, serial production, and transience, and often involve site-specific installations. I am especially concerned with the affective relations that bind people and things, and how objects can enable a dialogue with the viewer. Clay is my constant medium as it embodies notions of permanence and inheritance, and has a profound connection with the everyday.