My studio is in Denbigh, a small town close to the coast and mountains of North Wales.
The inspiration for my work is derived from forms, textures and surfaces found in eroded rock, and the landscape of antiquity: architecture, culture and worship.
Making combines a number of hand-building techniques: coiling, slab-building and working from solid lumps of clay. I work both spontaneously and at other times painstakingly carving leather hard clay, attempting to imbue pattern and a sense of erosion.
Glazing involves layering reactive and eruptive materials, often very thickly, creating rich textural surfaces. This process of glazing aims to further the sense of eroded antiquity whilst simultaneously providing an exciting element of chance and uncertainty.
My work is multi-fired in both gas & electric kilns, varying the atmosphere from oxidation to heavy reduction.
Professional Member of The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain
Currently working as Project Manager / Designer Maker of specialist ceramic murals - Craig Bragdy Design, N.Wales. (Designing, making and glazing of large scale ceramic murals to commission, for clients in Middle East & U.S.A.)
Previous relevant experience:
Travel Bursary to attend International Ceramics Symposium, Izmir, Turkey – Wales Arts International, (ACW & British Council)
Grant for ‘New Visual Artists’ - Arts Council of Wales
Grant for ‘Individual Project’ awarded by the Arts Council of Wales
The Ceramics Book,
An A–Z of 300 Ceramic Artists
2005 BBC2 Hampton Court Flower Show
1998 - 99 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Bolton Institute