My work is informed by Nature and landscape and my thrown porcelain vessels celebrate the complexions of the seasons with blocks of intense glaze colour and precious metal leaf. I use strips and drips of lustre to create an added visual and tactile dimension and play with ideas of tension by cutting the rims and ‘stitching’ them with leather.
My sculptural pieces reflect the rugged and imperfect elements of the natural world, inspired, in particular, by the gnarled and broken texture of Silver Birch bark. These forms are hand-built by pulling and stretching porcelain clay until it wrinkles and cracks. I use black slip to emphasise the fissured surfaces and metallic glaze to highlight the pitted, uneven interior.
I have a Master's Degree in Ceramics (University for the Creative Arts, Farnham).
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