Primarily I make things for myself. Things I enjoy looking at, touching and using. I love living with beautiful things that give me joy and contentment and I strive to make things that are visually attractive, that catch the eye, that people want to touch.
I work with a range of stoneware clays. I throw some pieces and hand-build others, both techniques are highly satisfying, but the time-consuming part of the making process is decorating. I love to use coloured slips, to draw, paint and print on the surface of my pieces.
What motivates me, intrigues me, influences me? Everything. Everything from the silver peeling bark of a birch tree to a fish lying on a wet slab, a twisted, rusted wrought-iron gate or a shadow.