Initially trained as a painter, 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 seek to express a beauty that dwells in imperfection, rawness and simplicity.