Initially trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art, I have come to ceramics as another way of exploring mark making, colour and texture. Working with clay gives me a chance to experience the materiality of using a natural substance of the earth to create forms inspired by it; worn and weathered surfaces, lichens, rock formations and the details of wintry landscapes such as light snow blown over gravel.
I use rough and textured clays over which a variety of slips and/ or underglazes are applied to the body of the pot. I use a simple matt white glaze which is applied lightly so that the colours of the slips come though. Apart from creating shapes which can be both functional and beautiful, it is the interplay between the different clays, slips and white glaze that is my main focus of experimentation.