Path and Inspiration
My work demonstrates my desire to tell the story of our landscape and the way that we relate to it: the behaviours of man during the geological epoch now known as the Anthropocene. I am interested in the simplicity of form, creating experimental work, and often using unglazed clay.
A sense of place is important to me, and my work often includes found materials and images which tell the story of a location.
Process and Practice
I start with pure porcelain with connotations of beauty, value and fragility to which I add found materials and images. I delight in taking risks, striving for ever thinner work which reveals its full nature on closer inspection. Work is high fired to bring out the translucence of the porcelain and to flux or burn any inclusions. This causes pressure within the piece and results in distortions, craters, blisters and exploding splinters of rock, the impacts of which appear as points of tension.