About My Work

Expression and identity and how these are formed are central to my work. We locate the expression of human identity mainly at two places of our body: the face and the hands. I am interested in the image of the face and the hands as a sign of our human existence.


2007 PhD (Art & Design, practice based PhD), Cardiff Metropolitan University, GB
2002 MA Ceramics (with distinction), Cardiff Metropolitan University, GB
1992 BA Hons (First Class) in Ceramics, Bath Spa University, Bath, GB

Exhibitions (selection)


Residency – Aussteigen – Kloster Dornach, CH
Mehr als Eins, Projektraum Fotografie, Dortmund


stofflich   –   virtuell   –   leibhaftig, Babette Martini und  Hanfried Brenner, Gallery Dieter Fischer, Dortmund


Das Bild des Menschen: Kopf – Portrait – Maske, Gallery Netuschil, Darmstadt

Zeiten der Unschärfe -Times out of Focus, blam! Galerie, Dortmund (solo)

Westpassage – A collaboration of eight artists from the Unionviertel. Westpassage is a project of the Union Gewerbehof. The project is  financially supported by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalia and supported through Förderrahmen der Kreativ Quartiere Ruhr.


Ausstellungsprojekt / Kunstpreis ’Das Leben ist eine Kartoffel‘, Kunstverein Projektraum Bahnhof25, Kleve
Grafik aus Dortmund, Berswordthalle, Dortmund


Kopf Und Hand,  Anne Haring, Künstlerhaus Göttingen und  BBK Torhaus Galerie,Braunschweig (solo)
Traces and Transformations, mit Bronwyn Williams-Ellis, BRLSI, Bath (solo)


Metamorphosis, Fringe Art Bath, Bath
Offene Ateliers Dortmund 2012, Dortmund (catalogue)


Sculpture for Remembrance, Bath Abbey, Bath  (Solo)
Kopf und Hand, mit Anne Haring, Galerie Freyer, Bocholt (Wanderausstellung, catalogue, solo)
Out of Bath, Bath Spa University, Bath (catalogue)


keramisch – kosmopolitisch – figurativ, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken (catalogue)
not so fast,  The Octagon, Bath (catalogue)


Der Menschliche Körper – Metamorphosen, Fraunhofer Institut, UMSICHT, Oberhausen (solo)
Material Changes – Objects in Transition, Institut für Kunst und Materielle Kultur, Technische Universität Dortmund (solo)
Identity – Anonymity, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare
It Wouldn’t Be Worth It Without The Struggle, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff


A Collector’s Cabinet, Bath
Sculpture and Printmakers Show, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives


[Identity], Old Postal Museum, Bath


Bodywork, Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wanderausstellung, catalogue)
The Fragmented Figure, Cardiff Metropolitan University, GB


Research Grant Cardiff Metropolitan University
Postgraduate Award, Arts and Humanities Research Board
Community House Arts Award, London
Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council, London
Major Award from South West Arts
Honorary Postgraduate Stipendiat (Fellowship)
Gane Travel Award

Public Commissions


Variations in ¾, exterior relief, dance studio, Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
Moving Conversation, wall mounted figures for the Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Public Collections

Fraunhofer Institut UMSICHT
Ecco Design Centre, Denmark
Community Centre, London Borough of Enfield


Boesner GmbH holding and innovation, publisher, catalog 2018/2019, Witten

Boesner GmbH holding and innovation, publisher, (2016) Kunstwelten, Witten

Jo Dahn (2015) New Directions in Ceramics: from Spectacle to Trace, London, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Ian Wilson (2013) Bronwyn Williams-Ellis and Babette Martini: Traces and Transformations, Ceramic Review, Issue262, Juli/August

Jane Waller, author / publisher, (2001) The Human Form in Clay, Ramsbury, Marlborough, The Crowood Press





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