My inspiration comes from my love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though I did not go through any formal training, I have spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of my pieces.
My work is made from flat slabs of clay. Coloured liquid clays, called slips, are applied to the surface before the slabs are constructed into their 3D forms.
I enjoy the imperfections the process brings, quite often pushing the clay out to create a more textured and interesting surface. Though I work with templates, the methods ensure no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.
I try to approach my life with a sense of fun, and hope that this translates into my work.
I work from my home studio in Kent, and I am happy to take on commissions.
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.