"Earthfast, investigating landscape through clay"
I wish to communicate the pleasure and visceral qualities that I respond to when I handle clay. People have handled it, grown things on it, made shelters of it, created idols, painted with it, and made vessels of it, for millennia. Clay is one of the most common elements on the surface of the planet.
These thoughts interest me, and make me turn to the clay around me, I enjoy the fact that it does not have to be bought in a bag from a distant supplier, here in the south west we have wonderful clays
Which is not to be super purist, and ignore the clays which are professionally prepared, but to use them to support and enhance the work I am producing.
Currently making and teaching, both in my studio and at PCA Young Arts.