“THERE ARE MANY kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling” - Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power by Audre Lorde.
An alchemy of sorts; the blending of art and craft with method, process and deferred gratification. Like the best experiences, pleasure should be about the journey and not just the destination. My work is incredibly personal to me and as much about celebrating and reclaiming my own sexuality and sovereignty as it is about inspiring others to embrace theirs.
Working predominantly with porcelain, I combine my love of natural materials, sculpture and ceramics along with my passion for pleasure and the female experience in order to create beautiful, sensual tools and body wear; exploring sensuality, intimacy and connection through the most evocative and intimate of objects and rituals.
I established my practice in 2006 after graduating from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design (now UAL) with a BA Hons in Ceramic Design ame currently based in Hackney Wick, East London. Through my workshops: The Art of Pleasure (Decorate a Dildo,) I encourage others to explore their own sexuality and creativity to produce something unique and truly personal to them. There is nothing as empowering as owning your own pleasure.
As a slow production advocate, I favour small batch or made to order over mass production. I focus my time and energy instead on quality, sustainability and conscious sourcing. Ceramic tools and jewellery are made by my in my London studio; each piece takes over a week to produce and leather is crafted in small batches by an independent London based leather worker. All materials are natural and hypoallergenic and leather is responsibly sourced.
My porcelain marble collection is a place where the essence of masculine and feminine exist in harmony to create a beautiful collection of sensual tools, functional art objects and body adornments. Each piece is produced in special thick-cast, high fired, marbled porcelain known for its beauty and strength and all tools are presented in minimalist handcrafted leather packaging or organic vegan packaging. My work carries a strong visual and sensory narrative that resonates with the ideal of total art; life and art as one.