I am a successful photographer, with experience in many varied aspects of this medium – wedding, portraits, plants, products. I have a sympathetic approach with people, making my clients feel reassured and comfortable, so that when I capture the image, the real personality is portrayed and the photographs tell the story of the event. I take time and effort to achieve a professional result every time, working to create photographs that will have durability. My work has been displayed in exhibitions, galleries, catalogues and marketing presentations.  I have produced images for many sorts of publications (eg Lark Books) and for numerous projects – local, national and international. My background as a highly experienced, commissioned ceramic artist provides me with a depth of understanding of form, texture and shape, which I incorporate into my photographs, creating the best aesthetic effects and conveying a depth of understanding. 

Education & Training

BA Honours Art & Design, Photography, West Wales School of the Arts, July 2009
Sculpture Cymru, Iron-pour, August 2006
Society of Industrial Associated Designers, 1990
Licentiateship Society of Designer Craftsmen, Distinction, 1990
Higher College Diploma Ceramics, Distinction, Dyfed College of Art, July 1985
Outstanding Student of the Year Award (David Clark Award) 1984, 1985, 1986
Student of the Year Award 1985
Health & Safety: IOSHE, PUWER, manual handling, minibus driver  


Over 21 years’ experience working in the field of Art and Design
Technician for Ceramics during this period of time for: Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthenshire College of Technology & Art, West Wales School of the Arts
Similarly, supportive role to students in a higher educational setting
Teaching in the practical arts – ceramics and glass, 1988 - 2006
Familiarity with working to commissions 
Photographer for College publicity material and other organisations

Exhibitions and Competitions in Photography

National Botanic Gardens of Wales, April 2008
National Botanic Gardens of Wales, ‘medicines in May’, 2007
National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Botanical Artists, 2006
Runner-up Farmers Weekly Competition, 2007
United Counties Show, Pembrokeshire, 2007 winner black & white & colour, 
2006 winner black & white & best overall photo, 2005 winner colour & best overall photo, 
2004 winner colour & & best overall photo
National Botanic Gardens, Principality House, 2002 – 2006
Queens Hall, Narberth, May 2006
‘Crackpots’, Carmarthen Library, November 2006
Selected for Welsh Artist of the Year exhibition, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, 2005
Royal Welsh Show 2005
Henry Thomas Gallery Carmarthen, 2005
King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, 2005
King Street Gallery, Carmarthen, 2004
Winner Calendar Feature Photographs Agriculture County , West Wales, 2006, 2007, 2008
Winner Ty Nant Photographic Competition, 2005
Art under the Hammer, Aberglasney Gardens, 2004, 2005
The Courtroom Gallery, Huw Rees, Llandovery, 2004
West Wales Centre for the Crafts, St Clears Carmarthenshire, 2003  

Exhibitions, Competitions and Workshop in Ceramics

Exhibition National Botanic Gardens of Wales, April 2008
Sculpture Cymru, Iron-pour, August 2006
Commission: St Andrews Church, Narberth, Ceramic Figures, 2005
Community Art Project, Model School Carmarthen, Tile Panel, 2004
Community Art Project, Cresselly School, Pembrokeshire, Tile Mural, 2003
Workshop, Cresselly School, Pembrokeshire, 2001 
Community Art Project, Haven Way Psychiatric Day Hospital, Mural Mosaic, 1998 Workshop, St Clears Junior School, Carmarthenshire, 1998
Workshop, Dyffryn Taf School, Whitland, Carmarthenshire ,1998
Workshops, Haven Way Psychiatric Day Hospital, Pembrokeshire, 1996 – 1998
Commission: Carmarthen Borough Council, Bus Shelter Mural, 1996
Commission: Huddleston Church, Pembrokeshire, Ceramic Commemorative Plates, 1994
Commission: Marteltwy Church, Pembrokeshire, Ceramic Commemorative Plates, 1994
Commission: St John’s Church, Templeton, Pembrokeshire, Ceramic Commemorative Plates, 1993
Commission: British Museum, Mould reproduction: ‘Two Women Chatting’, 1992
Commission: CCTA, Carmarthenshire, Ceramic Punchbowl and Cups for export to Germany, 1992
Commission: Minwear Church, Pembrokeshire, Ceramic Commemorative Plates, 1991
Commission: Court Hendry Church, Carmarthenshire, Ceramic Commemorative Plates and Mugs, 1989
Member, Pembrokeshire Craftsmen Circle, 1988 – 1995 
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, 1989, (Ceramics)
Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen, 1989, (Ceramics)
St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, 1988, 1989, (Ceramics)
Commission: Harmer’s Sculptures, Stoke on Trent, Ceramic Models, 1987
Llanelli Council Award, 1986 
Morley Gallery, Westminster, London, 1985, (Ceramics)

Photographer for:

Jan Lewin Cadigan, James Castree, Tom Crooks, Owen Evans, Tom Fisher, Ann Goodfellow,
Carol Gwizdak, David Hasty, Susan Hayward, Mark Hilde, Janice Morgan, Mick Morgan,
Ingrid Murphy, Ruth Sergeant, Gloria Searle


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