I work with coils of clay to create satisfying forms which evolve as the work grows. The resulting form then dictates its own decoration, which is often carved into the clay. Glaze is minimal - its aim to enhance the form.
I work with poetry in ceramics, and explore how we recollect experiences, thoughts and feelings associated with the landscapes of our lives. Clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held textured forms employ poetry which can, in just a few words, convey us to another time and place.
I throw porcelain and use blocks of glaze colour, 23-carat gold leaf, silver leaf and lustre colour for decoration. I cut the rims of my vessels to break the tension of the thrown form and create a new tension by 'stitching' over the cut with leather. My recent work is an abstract representation of the seasons inspired by rural landscapes, seascapes and winter mountain scenery.