I have been working with ceramics for over 25 years and the natural world is one of my main sources of inspiration. I mostly work with porcelain paper clay but also use other types of clay such as white stoneware and black stoneware clay.
My latest development is that I have designed an exciting new jewellery range which is made up of several new collections including porcelain and black clays and I am currently developing the use of gold lustre to compliment the jewellery designs. Have a look at my new online shop where you can see all the collections. Click here Shop
For my 3d work texture and surface is key and I am currently making work inspired by flowers and organic textures. To complement these textures I use vibrant colour glazes, gold lustre and some pastel glazes making an interesting contrast. I am also intrigued how clay a hard material, can mimic soft drapery as inspired by textiles and lace. These qualities are utilized in my mounted shallow relief studies of lace drapery.
To develop ideas, I photograph organic forms and surface details that inspire me, see the Inspiration section for examples.
I have shared my love of working with clay with many people of all ages and abilities over a long period of time with my teaching in schools as an art teacher and more recently with my clay and art workshops which I run. The new ARt Workshops section is coming soon but please contact me for details in the meantime.
I am available for commissions for ceramic pieces similar to the work shown on this website. Click here for contact details.