Residency at Scottish Sculpture Workshop

I spent most of September 2016 in the beautiful, rural Scottish countryside on a residency at SSW. I used time to walk, think and write in the surrounding landscape as well as running a workshop and engaging in conversations with local people, staff and fellow residents to explore what the word 'wild' means to them (in contrast to my interpretation of it as someone from an urban place.)

I also visited a nearby manganese mine to collect stones to be smelted for their ore for the Turf to Tools project, explored the Cairngorms, hung out in the whiskey barrel sauna, collected too many stones to bring home and begun experimenting with new types of clay and techniques.

The research I did during this residency has gone on to inspire new work, in particular a series of three peephole boxes I made for Collect 2017.