"I enjoy the spontaneity of the fire and smoke process that produces the wonderful carbonised crazed patina"
I have been a lover of all things ceramic since childhood. Making, collecting and reading about what I consider is an art form not just craft, for over 40 years.
Now retired, I work out of a small garden studio and volunteer off committee on the website and audit for the Westcountry Potters Association.
Raku provides a fantastic opportunity to further explore how flame and smoke affect my work. Each piece becomes individual and totally unique either thrown on a wheel or handbuilt from slabs or coils. It is then finished with different effects to achieve the feel and balance I’m seeking. These often arise from how the form itself speaks to me. I enjoy the spontaneity of the fire and smoke process that produces the wonderful carbonised crazed patina.
Patterns in nature or from different cultures inspire and inform my decorative work. I often respond to my environment or current issues of concern such as climate change. I aim to produce work that is simple but able to hold its own and display the inspiration and workmanship behind its creation.
All work is marked with my personal stamp and is guaranteed to never be the same.
My work is featured in these local galleries
Marine House – Beer Devon
Artenax – Topsham.
Vandlys Galleri – the Quay Exeter
Should you want to commission work please email me
Mathematical knots raku piece held in the Issac Newton Institute art collection Cambridge.