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 white earthenware.
Texture and surface is mostly key to the work I make 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. I have also designed a new jewellery range with my online shop coming soon.
To develop ideas, I photograph and document 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 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.