Whilst studying for my degree in Norway my main Ceramics tutor told us not to attempt using the potter’s wheel during our studies as he insisted the course did not allow us enough hours practice to master the craft. Being a typical student, I felt extremely provoked by this statement. Determined to prove him wrong – I spent an entire exchange period at Manchester Metropolitan University purely concentrating on learning the skill.
I soon fell in love with this instant and tactile way of making and have not moved away from the technique since.
Memories from Norway are an important source of inspiration in my work. The soft curves and sweeping shapes with hints of bulges or indentations are reflecting the shapes of a snow covered landscape – where the original shape of the object covered is almost unrecognisable. Sharp edges get softened and the bright colours whitened.
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.