I am a craft designer and ceramicist who takes inspiration from the structures and movement inherent within natural forms. I enjoy both the pliability and limitations that working with clay offers and I am very material driven.
So often I have an idea about what I am creating and then it alters as the clay offers me new ideas and possibilities. It is never a battle of wills but instead each piece is a discovery about my chosen medium and its endless potential.
My pieces are often finished using smoke marking techniques rather than glazes. I prefer the more primitive marks that fire and smoke produce. Once the final pieces are polished, the effect is one of natural scaring and age.
Large Seed Pod 2011
Terracotta and Smooth Black Professional mix.
Short film showing final burning of "Large Seed Pod".
Video of my ceramics and Mikes painting.
Shown at our Buckfast Abbey exhibition July 2011