Inspired by nature: made in clay or Painting with minerals and fire
Natural forms inspire me. I transform art in nature into art for the garden
Over 30 years ago I started pottery as a hobby.
The hobby has turned into a full-time profession about 10 years ago.
I throw most of my work on the potters-wheel. I then alter and sculpt the pieces.
Most of my work is decorative ceramics. Ideal for display in the garden, on a balcony or on a patio or indoors.
In my work the characteristics of an instantly recognisable shape are often emphasized. As an example: the crowns of my poppy seed heads for example are larger that in nature. And they are even more pronounced by the vibrant colour of glass-frits in the middle.
My work is not just a ceramic vessels but a sculptural pieces.
All work is fired to stoneware temperatures, therefore the decorative pieces are frost-proof and suitable for outdoors all year round.
My glazes are all mixed from raw materials and the experimenting never stops!
I want to let the glazes tell a story inspired by nature, travel, landscape and environment. This is my way of painting with minerals and fire.
I am an active member of the Anglian Potters and also exhibit regularly in the member-operated galleries Eagle Gallery in Bedford and Wynd Gallery in Letchworth; I also try and show my work at several craft shows during the year; do check my events page for up-to-date information on shows and exhibitions