I was born in Corfu, Greece, growing up before the rush of mass tourism, a place bursting with a kaleidescopic array of flora and fauna. I remember the first time I saw a potter working and in what seemed like a magical sleight of hand a pot emerged out of an amorphous lump of clay. My father had taken me to a local pottery in Corfu town, were I grew up, run by two brothers who were deaf, their satisfaction in the creative process evident even to my six year old self. Looking back now I wonder at the many hands employed to craft the objects I have seen on my travels, a millennia of inherited skills passed down through generations of potters.

From this early inspiration I ended up studying at the Central School of Art under a host of influential teachers: Gordon Baldwin, Gillian Lowndes, Eileen Nisbet, Kenneth Clarke, Dan Arbeid and the painter Geoffrye Rogers. It was a liberating time, the proximity of the British Museum around the corner was a history lesson in ceramics from the earliest time through a succession of cultures and civilizations including my own Greek roots.

In 1980 I set up my first studio in the basement of a rambling wreck of a house in Hackney I bought with my partner the artist Rob Kesseler and continued to work there up until 2016 when we moved to Kennington. I now work in another basement but also I am fortunate to have light filled studio in Corfu and I split my time between the two places.

Key Dates

BA Hons Ceramics, Central School of Art and Design, 1973-76
Set up London Workshop, 1980
Founding member of Broadway Ceramics Gallery, London, 1998
Professional member of CPA, 2012
Maker member, CAA, 2015
The New Craftsmen, Maker, 2017
Art Workers’ Guild, elected Brother, 2019
Fellow of the CPA, 2021

Selected Exhibitions

Agalis Manessi, Messums Wiltshire
Studio Eleven, Kingston Upon Hull

Ek Stasis, Tinos & Corfu, Greece
Maiolica, Wink Gallery Wiltshire
Orna-mantel - Pieces, Atelier Beside the Sea, Brighton

Leap, Ken artspace, London. 2 person

Featured artist, 1 Canada Square, London
Into our garden come, Primarolia Festival, Greece.
A journey, painted in clay, Municipal Gallery, Corfu, Greece. (solo)

MADE LONDON, Canary Wharf, London
Featured maker, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

Home from Home,Contemporary Applied Arts, London (Cat.)
Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London
Craftsmanship Alone Is Not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London

Vase: Function Reviewed, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London
A Clowder of Cats, Ruthin Crafts Centre, UK
A Winters Tale,Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

MADE LONDON, 1 Marylebone, London
Kaleidoscope, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Makers Market, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen, Wales                                              
Byard Art, Cambridge
MADE LONDON, Marylebone, London
The New Craftsmen, London

Contemporary Ceramics Centre London
The New Craftsmen, Mayfair, London
Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham

Ingo Fincke Gallery, London

Ceramics Now, Milton Gallery, London

Fantastic Beasts, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

The Ark, Chester
Piers Feetham Gallery, London
Caroline McAdam Clark, Aldeburgh

Lewis Gallery, Rugby (3 person)
Piers Feetham Gallery, London                 
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

Ceramic Art London, RCA, London (cat.)
Blooming Broadway, Broadway Ceramics, London

2x2, Broadway Ceramics, London

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
The Oxford Gallery, Oxford 

Hackney Central, Broadway Ceramics, London (3 person)
Spring into Summer, Broadway Ceramics, London

Out of The Garden, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Contemporary Applied Arts

Drew Gallery, Canterbury (2 Person) Monumental Works, The Crypt, St Georges Church, Bloomsbury Fragments of False Houses’, Pommeroy Purdey, London
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames          

Ladygate Gallery, Beverly, Yorkshire (4 Person)
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames (3 Person)
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Long Street Gallery, Tetbury, Glos. (3 Person )
Small Paintings, Small Pots, Bohun Gallery, Henley
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
MADE LONDON, Marylebone, London

Turning Up The Heat, Vortex Gallery, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Young Blood The Barbican Gallery, London
Cecilia Coleman Gallery, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Sir John Cass School of Art, London

Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames 8 x 8 Ceramics, British Crafts Centre, London
Aspects Gallery, London
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Sir John Cass School of Art, London
Publications & Features

TOAST Portraits. TOAST Magazine, Style & Stories
Into my Garden Come, Primarolia Festival catalogue
Potters on Pots, Ceramic Review
Tangible Beauty, New York Times Style Magazine
Home from Home,Contemporary Applied Arts Craftsmanship Alone Is Not Enough. Lethaby Gallery, UAL
Maiolica, Carnegy, D, A&C Black
2000 Colours, Lewis, G, Batsford
The New Maiolica, Ostermann, M, A&C Black Tin Glazed Earthenware, Carnegy, D, A&C Black
The Potters Manual, Clark, K, MacDonald

Egyptian Cat.  Raku  1983

Iris vase.  Porcelain  1983

Cargo  Primarolia Festival Greece 2019


TOAST Portraits
Contemporary Applied Arts
Crafts Council
Craft Potters Association
Art Workers Guild
Ken artspace