I throw with porcelain and play with ideas of contrast, juxtaposing different glaze textures, colour intensities and surface finishes - glossy with matte or satin; bright colours with white; smooth areas with carved and incised ones.

As a counterbalance to porcelain's whiteness I use strong blocks of glaze colour, enriched with strips and drips of lustre as well as gold, platinum and silver leaf. This creates an equilibrium where all elements highlight and complement each other.

My characteristic leather 'stitching' creates an added visual and tactile dimension.

I have a Master's Degree in Ceramics (University for the Creative Arts, Farnham).

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