Path and Inspiration
I am a ceramicist with a love of the vessel in its many forms-the idea of containment fascinates and continually challenges me. My ceramics journey began with hand building but I found throwing on the wheel suited my exploration better. I trained at Harrow, graduating in 1994. After completing my degree, I co-founded the ceramics studio Archway Ceramics and combined working there with teaching until I had my family. Currently I'm studying for an MA at the RCA.
Process and Practice
My current work is mainly thrown, however hand built projects are an ongoing interest. I continue to focus on the vessel form, working in series and making one-off pieces. I find my inspiration in natural and urban landscapes, as well as the seemingly random and mundane – pebbles on a beach, rusty metal tools, peeling layers of paint, found objects that suggest a fragment of a story – and it’s also these things which inform my colour palette.