I create ornaments and vessels largely inspired by nature. This includes woodland items like mushrooms, acorns , conkers, leaves , fossils and leaves. And rockpools with starfish, sea shells, sea horses and the odd octopus! I prefer handbuilding and press found objects into the clay to give texture and decoration. I work with earthenware and stoneware, using both oxides and commercial glazes. I am constantly looking to develop my work but mostly just enjoy the pleasure of working with clay after a long career behind an office desk!