"Surfaces to describe and enhance the forms and reflect something of the flowing nature of the making process"
I produce a range of high-fired tableware, as well as some larger, one off items. The pots are all thrown on the wheel and individually decorated with free and abstract designs using multiple layers of colourful stoneware glazes.
My work is the result of a long fascination with both throwing and surface design. I like simple, well-defined forms, which grow naturally out of the making process. I am also a compulsive decorator and my surface designs reflect a long-standing interest in pattern and colour. I want the surfaces to describe and enhance the forms and reflect something of the flowing nature of the making process.
Research into glazes and their interactions is an ongoing process, along side the continuous development of new designs and exploration of variations within a design.
The high firing temperature produces glazes that are rich and vibrant as well as pots that are robust enough for everyday use.