Creating wild, but delicate, hand-built ceramics I use glazed and un-glazed porcelain to construct beaten, distorted forms with soft curves and interrupted contours.
I like to engage physically with the raw material, pursuing a careful balance between fragility and bold strength, while the firing process enables the clay to develop a more undulating, independent sense of self. I’ve learned to push the translucent nature of fine porcelain to its full and extraordinary extent, producing some illusory effects in form and texture that are totally unlike clay.
Newer work bridges the gap between decorative aesthetics and functional pieces, with the addition of plates and mugs to the collection. Grouping vessels in a tapas-like eating style has become of great interest and will be explored further.
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.