Path and Inspiration
I became interested in ceramics whilst working as a portrait sculptor at Mme Tussauds. I did a part time ceramics and drawing course at City Lit. I went on the run a pottery in Clapham teaching adults and children in return for studio space. This gave me the opportunity to build a body of work to exhibit. I now work from home in South London.
My inspiration comes from the animals and how the appear in my mind’s eye.
Process and Practice
I have developed a technique of working with a single sheet of clay over a paper former.
I respond to how the clay falls and folds and aim to capture the just the essence of the animal but this is often not in my control. I use nerikomi; raku and smoke firing so the results are very unpredictable.