I make functional and decorative glazed stoneware, concentrating on vessel and dish forms. I like ceramic decoration that is abstract or ambiguous and I often introduce an organic irregularity into my work, bringing life and character to each piece. My pieces are wood-fired and salt/soda-glazed in a cross-draft kiln which brings interesting surface effects. You can see my workshop and kilns during your visit.
My intuitive style is based on close observation and sensitivity, fused with imaginative force. Listening to music whilst drawing assists the chosen subject to be transformed into a flowing rhythm. Media are purposefully selected to evoke a familiar response.
There will be demonstrations of my work in progress in the garden studio.
I always paint from life and love it when drawing a plant and discovering something new and exciting that I had not noticed when just seeing the plant flowering. I am fascinated by the way plants grow, their joints and stalks are just as interesting as the flowers and leaves. I find fruit, vegetables and fungi similarly enthralling and satisfying to paint.
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My walking holiday in Anglesey has inspired my recent work making collagraphs. Utilising carborundum, varnish, selective intaglio inking and relief roll-ups with viscosity inking the prints become very varied and rich, capturing the many textures and colours I encountered.
This year I have focused on capturing mood and movement in woodland, water and mountains.
I am pleased to be showing my main collection at Adbury Holt with such a variety of artists.
My work is also part of North Hampshire Art (see 70) and 'Aspects of the Land' (see 40).