"Aim for a contemporary design"
Working from my studio in Crediton I create contemporary ceramics using stoneware clays selected for their contrasting textures and the colours that emerge after firing. I’ve been working with clays for about 20 years, initially mainly on the wheel, and joined Westcountry Potters Association in 2019. In my most recent work I’ve been developing a range of hand built designs using clay slabs as canvasses for abstract designs that obliquely or more obviously pick up botanical themes. My aim is for unique artistic pieces, to be loved and used. Texture and contrasts are achieved by carving and cutting the clay and creating fleeting images. Where glazes are used I’m working with rich greens and blues selected to create dramatic effects, and often retain unglazed areas in the finished item. In wheel thrown pieces layered glazes are used to achieve exciting and often unpredictable outcomes.
I sell my ceramics in Galleries, as commissions, and in Open Studio events, as well as occasional craft fairs. I am also a member of Devon Artists Network.