Path and Inspiration I have been working with clay since I was a child in Cape Town, South Africa; learning and working alongside my mother who was a potter too. After a career in Environmental Science, I returned to work in clay in earnest by attending advanced ceramic programmes at Morley College for 6 years before setting up my own ceramic studio in 2020. My inspiration comes from many sources; the most constant being textures in our natural world such as the movement of water and the surfaces of rocks.
Process and Practice My work is largely thrown on the potters wheel using stoneware clay and later altered and adjusted to created the ultimate forms. I use an electric kiln and fire to a top temperature of 1222 degrees celsius (around cone 6). I use three clay bodies: Porcelain, Vulcan fine black clay and a fleck buff.I am drawn to making functional work as I love that people have a tactile relationship with the pieces I make and feel the textures and appreciate the detail while they use them.