I am inspired by the form of the classic ceramics from the 20th and 21st century. The modernist and cubist movements have been my points of reference, using their concept of a well designed form with facets and angles as inspiration.
It is the marriage of form and function that intrigues me and the distortion of the domestic object which is familiar yet foreign in form.
My work is made by re-using recycled pieces from charity shops. My work echoes old china from my grandmother’s dresser that comes to life again in the reconstruction process. First I break up and re-construct the pieces into a solid block of clay, which is then cast in plaster to about 6 parts. These pieces are then cast with earthenware slip and fired three times in the kiln to complete the body of work.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.