I am a ceramic artist working in stoneware and porcelain, combining traditional methods to create sculptural pieces which are often fused with metal, wood or slate.
My work is of an abstract nature, and evolves as a response to both the beauty and fragility of my rural surroundings. Shapes and images are distilled into non-representational interpretations with just the essence remaining in the finished sculptural work.
Most pieces are smoke fired which I feel enhances the organic and natural quality of the clay. I seek a balance between the controlled structure of the work and the chaos of the firing, bringing unpredictability and individuality to each piece.