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 have also used other types of clay such as white earthenware and red terracotta.
Texture and surface is mostly key to the work I make and I am currently making work inspired by fossil and organic textures. To complement these textures I have found that vibrant colour glazes and some pastel glazes make an interesting contrast. I am also intrigued with the way that 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 use photography to document organic forms and surfaces 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 clay and art workshops which I run. See artworksinspire.com for more details.
I am available for commissions for ceramic pieces similar to the work shown on this website. Click here for contact details.