Cornish Dark Honeybee Mural
Estimated completion date September 2019
St Austell, Cornwall
Commissioned by the Whitegold Festival.
Supported by the British Coastal Fund,
the Arts Council England and the local partners.
The mural will be made of over 10,000 stoneware tiles composing of three types
of yellow glaze. During 5 weeks of the Hive, engagement programme public was invited
to press, paint and stamp the tiles.
The project emphasises the importance
of sustainability and the environment to
St Austell by celebrating one of its most valuable pollinators. Instantly recognisable
and understood, it offers residents, visitors
and businesses alike the wonder of nature
and the meaning of working towards
a common purpose.
Together with the medium of clay, a human-like material that requires touch, sensitivity
and craftsmanship, it is possible to create
an enduring legacy that celebrates the story
of the honeybee and its natural relationship with St Austell and its beautiful landscape.
and Signage Project //
St Austell, Cornwall
Commissioned by Cornwall Council
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Development Fund
A scheme to replace existing shop signs and facades in the town of St Austell and develop
a new identity through a strategic partnership between the community, local businesses and Cornwall College.
Gascoigne Living Museum //
Craft Laboratory // Open Estate Festival
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Joint commission with the Studio 3Arts.
Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund
St Austell, Cornwall
Community Artwork commissioned by the Whitegold Festival
Pulped Fiction (2012)
A journey into the heart of Bloomsbury through the lens of those that know it most, the residents and writers who have lived there. A temporary installation for the Bloomsbury Festival displayed stories written by local residents and pulped into paper clay by local schoolchildren.
Funded by the Welcome Trust and Arts Council England
For more information about the Bloomsbury Festival please visit their website
Making Surrey (2011)
A six-month residency in Hurst Green, Surrey to develop craft skills, strengthen community links and support a culture of making for the residents with permanent artworks installed in the train station and temporary exhibition held in the community centre.
Commissioned by Tandridge Trust and Farnham Maltings
To find out more about Farnham Maltings please visit their website
The Pavilion Institute (2013)
A temporary installation at the British Ceramic Biennial offering perspectives
of the value of skilled labour and decorative china painting in an age of digital reproductions. With the support of Johnson Tiles, the Pavilion took inspiration
from Minton Hollins, Wedgwood Memorial Institute and the Burslem China Painters.
Further information about British Ceramic Biennial can be found here
Walking Dorchester (Dorset Dialect Trails)
An art trail for the heart of Dorchester of decorative clocks in various locations
to encourage footfall and celebrate the Dorset dialect, as interpreted by local
poet William Barnes. The research took an ethnographic approach to ensure local residents had an input on the outcome of the project, including a participatory installation during the Winter Solstice to explore the themes of memory and the passing of time.
Market Estate (2010)
Parasite Ceramics were amongst 75 artists and designers who were invited to work alongside residents of soon to be demolished housing estate, in Islington London, transforming the flats left behind, corridors, staircases and building facades and transform the building into a creative celebration, a colourful and rich last memory of the estate. A temporary installation made of a thousand of bone china tags that were cast from net curtains the residents left behind slowly dispaired throughout the day.
Production, Development and Design Commissions
Market Estate Collection
Developed in-house as a response to a project brief Market Estate Collection soon became a best seller and was featured by all major online retailers, independent stores and gallery shops.
Strange & Familiar Collection
The Barbican commissioned these limited edition pieces as a response to their Strange & Familiar Exhibition, curated by Martin Parr.