I create ornaments and vessels largely inspired by nature. I have a somewhat bizarre passion for mushrooms so they are a big feature of my work. I use seeds and leaves from plants and trees or seashells and fossils as models or to press into the clay to give form and texture. I work with earthenware and stoneware, using mainly oxides and matt 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!