Path and Inspiration
I developed an affinity for clay as a child while playing amongst the slag heaps of an Australian tin mine. Sadly none of my original pieces have survived the passage of time. My interest in pottery was re ignited by an enthusiastic art teacher at secondary school and after a period of time I was able to indulge myself again once my child was of school age. I now spend most of my time "in the shed".
Process and Practice
I enjoy the immediacy of thrown pieces and feel that the time spent turning is well worth the effort. My pieces are simple and functional and I layer multiple glazes to achieve a unique finish. I would hope that my pieces can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
I also make quirky animal themed money boxes. These are thrown and altered and have a plastic bung to facilitate
My recent interest is smoke firing decorative pieces.