After a number of years re-discovering my love for art and taking up letterpress printing, printmaking, watercolour painting and photography, I began exploring the world of ceramic art in 2020.
I am drawn to the irregularity and imperfection of the natural world. I am therefore very inspired by the work of the great contemporary ceramic artists of Japan and Korea as well as those in my home country.
I always admire ceramic artists who strive to push the limits of what is possible with clay. Although I do throw some pots on the wheel, my real passion is the Japanese technique of ‘Kurinuki’ in which works are carved out from a solid body of clay, until the desired final shape is finally arrived at.
I take a lot of my inspiration from views, colours and textures of nature, most often whilst on the daily dog walk along the local river, streams, fields and lanes. A lot of inspiration also comes from a long-held love of music of various genres.
I am a member of the Visual Artists Association, the West Country Potters Association and an associate member of the Craft Potters Association.