I produce functional thrown work that is made to be used. The design has evolved, removing complexity to give an overall clean and simple form. Recent work has started to investigate more complex shapes using composites. Starting with a variety of thrown forms these are joined together to increase the size and visual interest of the finished piece.
The intention is to encourage people to use handmade items, which give pleasure not only in how they look, but more importantly how they feel.
The glazes applied have a subtle palette with a variation in depth of colour accentuating the throwing lines. The intention is to enhance the overall shape of the work.
Having been surrounded by basketry and Ironwork throughout my life these practical crafts have influenced my approach to domestic vessels. The fluidity and strength of leatherwork, particularly straps and handles as an added medium, are of particular personal interest.
I have taken the opportunity given by the lockdown this year to copy and develop pieces based on favourite household items using images sent by friends and family. I have enjoyed developing pieces which are a strong addition to my range of domestic ceramics.
In 2018 my work was displayed at the New Designers exhibition where it was selected as Highly Recommended by Denby.
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