My pieces are created by wrapping and folding slabs of clay. It is the act of containing space and pushing and pulling that space which creates the forms. The work is influenced by close study of the human form and all its frailties, strength and humour.
Clay is a sensuous tactile material and it is important to me that this is communicated in the forms, and that they invite use. I make jugs, mugs, teapots and bowls but I think of the work as sculpture that inhabits your daily domestic space.
The glazes and surfaces are informed by my study of lichens on tree bark, the ‘skin’ of the tree. The marks and gestures on the surfaces are often made by plant stalks or vines, since they still hold the energy from their growth. This changes with the seasons as different things catch my eye in the landscape.