"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 am a committee member of the Westcountry Potters Association.
Raku provides a fantastic opportunity to further explore how flame and smoke affect my work. Each piece is hand thrown on a wheel, individual and totally unique. 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 exactly repeated.