The pieces I create are tactile and seek to capture the structure and form of the plant at that particular point in its life span. Each piece I create is considered and individual in its composition.
My inspiration is taken from nature whether it’s from the bareness of winter and the beautiful skeletal structures or the fullness of the summer bloom.
The pieces I produce are created using hand building techniques. I use a range of clays such as cranks and grogged stoneware clay. The firing’s really enhance the body of the clay creating an overall rustic effect that doesn’t distract from the botanical compositions which are enhanced by oxides. I have always been drawn to surface decoration, pattern and embellishment.
It’s important that we celebrate and promote the importance of wildflowers that are diminishing in our British countryside and cities. Wild flowers support pollinators such and butterflies and bees and support insect eating birds.
By exploring natural objects and environments this nurtures my hunger to fulfil my creative obsessions.