"My making is an impressionistic response to place and experience, specialising in hand building techniques with a focus on the vessel form, texture and surface decoration. I work from photographs, memory and observed detail.
Finely rolled slabs of clay are subtly manipulated to lend fluidity to the forms. Decoration may include mark making, impressed textures or mono printing, the addition of found objects, such as, nails or wire, but overwhelmingly the clay provides a canvas for painting. Beginning with a background of underglaze or slip, I build layer upon layer of glaze, oxide and stain with a brush, highlighted with a trademark dribble of glaze.
I work with stoneware and porcelain clays fired to 1260c in an electric kiln.