A little bit about me...
I am a designer maker of contemporary ceramics using traditional craft techniques and processes. It is these processes which inspire me and ultimately define the outcome.
My portfolio showcases projects I have worked on which include tea sets, decorative cups and bowls, sculpture, ceramic book covers and hand bound books. I feel passionately about restoring the love for craft objects, for craft to be appreciated for the skill involved and to encourage people to get their hands dirty and get creating. It is my desire to try and bridge the ever expanding rift between art and craft. The stigma of craft precedes our appreciation of the objects and our perception is therefore altered.
I enjoy using craft skills to create beautiful pieces of work which would feel at home in any gallery setting. The predominant materials used for my pieces are craft crank clay and porcelain or earthenware slips. These two clays are the antithesis of one another and require very different processes. I am a self-taught book binder, ceramic hand builder and caster. I enjoy each of the processes I use for very different reasons and love each and every outcome for its individuality and narrative.
I consistently keep the use of machinery to minimum and will generally use only one firing to make my creations permanent. This is due to my keen interest in sustainability and energy conservation as well as making the firing process meet other practical demands such as short deadlines.
I consider my work to be suitable for everyone who loves handcrafted, innovative and unique pieces of art and craft.