Path and Inspiration I fell in love with clay many years ago while studying Art for my Leaving cert (Irish A level). I continued over the years to develop my skills, attending courses at the University of Hertfordshire and at Morley college, where I was introduced to throwing porcelain. Having grown up in Ireland in the beautiful Wicklow mountains, my inspiration comes from the simple forms and textures, along with the muted tones of the stunning landscape.
Process and Practice I make wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics. Forms have proportion and simplicity, but have a function. I enjoy food and cooking and want my ceramics to be useful in everyday life, enhancing the food they hold or flowers that they display rather than dominating. I make all my own glazes from raw materials, adding oxides in different concentrations to allow variations of similar colour. I prefer neutral and muted colours, particularly greens, blues and greys with subtle variations.