People sometimes tell me that my work is unusual or a bit wacky. I think I am quite eccentric. I love science fiction and fantasy because they are full of possibility. I also have a warped sense of humour so I get a good laugh from satire and dark comedy. I find I need to escape into the world of my imagination to recharge my batteries, and I do this even when I am out and about in the real world. What even is “real” anyway? I love art that is facetious, silly, witty, fun or has an edge to it. It stops me from taking everything so seriously. We all need a break from the bad and the sad news that affronts us daily. We definitely need some whimsical art and some fun and nonsense in today’s weird world!

Whimsical Art

Wishing Chair III (2020)

Polymer clay, fabric, buttons, metal, wood, ribbon
This is the third in my ongoing series of Wishing Chairs, based on the children’ books by Enid Blyton. I love wings! They are time-consuming to make, but very satisfying.

Wishing Chair II (2019)

Polymer clay, glitter tiles, wire, metal ball chain
A small chair that called for a more delicate touch, so I chose butterfly wings. A more simple, subdued piece.

Wishing Chair I (2019)

Polymer clay, glitter tiles, fabric, wire
This was the first chair I created. It’s quite glam and I love rocking chairs!

A quirky piece that contains multiple meanings and symbolism

Feed Your Head ( 2019)

Ceramic, polymer clay, glass, metal, found objects
A sculpture inspired by the song “White Rabbit”, by Jefferson Airplane. Full of references from Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, the song was also about the psychedelic drug culture of the time and was performed at Woodstock in 1969.

Feed Your Head (2019) – Detail

Ceramic, polymer clay, glass, metal, found objects
Yes, she does have a small brain – it needs feeding!

Grizelle is an eccentric crone who likes to cast whimsical charms

Grizelle (2019)

Polymer clay, wire, fabric, glass tiles, found objects
Grizelle began life back when I was a student at art school, then she languished in drawers and cupboards for many years. I finally got around to finishing her last year and despite her grumpy face, she is happy! I have a good collection of witches of all desriptions, but she is the first that I have made.

A whimsical piece about being stuck, either figuratively or metaphorically

Feeling Boxed In? (2017)

Pebbles, vitreous glass, unglazed ceramic & cement mortar
Created for an exhibition titled “Thinking Beyond the Square”.

A bunch of loveable and mischievous nursery rhyme characters make for a fun piece

Hey Diddle Diddle (2017)

Polymer clay, ceramic, glass, found objects
Based on one of my favourite nursery rhymes, of course!

Painted Lady (2017)

Glass, beads, unglazed ceramic, polymer clay, metal, MDF
This was a bit of an experiment – an attempt to make an interactive sculpture. The wings can be closed or open.

Painted Lady (2017) – Inside View

Glass, beads, unglazed ceramic, polymer clay, metal, MDF
The wings, when closed, are held together by magnets. Can you spot them?

A fanciful side table with a dancing disco chick

Disco Chick (2007)

Ceramic tile, glass, mirror tile
An early furniture piece, inspired by a cartoon drawing.

Want a whimsical piece of your own?
Contact me and let’s make something special.