With a touch of humour, lightness and freshness, Charlotte’s figures move comfortably across dishes, canvases, prints and paper.
Her imagery may come from her research at the archives of the ceramic Spode Museum Trust archive of copper engravings in Stoke-on-Trent, the Wallace Collection or the Victoria Gallery in Liverpool, amongst others. Motifs and patterns found on the original engravings and archives are printed, scanned, re-drawn, cut and layered to shape the language for her images. Her signature women, presented as silhouettes, are dressed in pattern and form part of the landscapes through which they meander. She appropriates every media with confidence.
Her narrative is unique, regardless of the support that she chooses to use. Charlotte was awarded the Jerwood Drawing Prize for drawing with a scalpel. Since her residencies at Spode (1998-2004) and at the Wallace Collection (2005), she has been drawn to ceramics, using vases, dinner or tea sets as a platform where we can find her signature female figure meandering. Her installations may contain more than 350 pieces. Charlotte studied at the Slade School of Art, University College London.
From 1998 until 2004 she embarked on a series of projects at the Spode factory with access to their archive transfers. In 2002 she exhibited a cabinet of 35 vases, a ceramic installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2005 she was appointed as the first Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection London making papercuts & ceramics which culminated in a solo exhibition at the Wallace Collection in 2007 .
As winner of the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006 she participated in Drawing Breath, the survey UK touring exhibition. Her work is represented in many public collections including British Council, Women’s Art Collection New Hall University of Cambridge, the Victoria & Albert Museum. Charlotte is Professor in Fine Art at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.