Path and Inspiration
My conscious journey into the world of Ceramics probably started in the late 70's in London while working in the heart of Covent Garden. A perfect setting for snatching inspiring lunch-time glimpses of artwork at the British Museum and local galleries including that of 'Contemporary Ceramics'. And enrollment at evening classes in Hornsey under the charismatic tutelage and guidance of Lynn Fisher finally stamped its mark on a passion that has not left me since.
Process and Practice
All pots are hand-coiled from terracotta or white earthstone, and dishes press-moulded and refined using similar techniques. Clay tablets & tiles are rolled flat, cut and gently weighted until leather dry. Surfaces are usually, though not always burnished, and then bisqued for later decoration either by smoking in a raku-type fashion, or by the application of terra sigillata slips, glazes or underglaze.