My interest in clay started many years ago when I was an engineering geologist working in London. This interest took an unexpected ‘U turn’ when I discovered ceramics and I realised then that I really wanted to make pottery. I was lucky enough to attend a course at the Leach Pottery in St Ives and this gave me the basic skills that I have since worked on and developed to be where I am today. I now have a studio in Hurtmore near Godalming and at my home in Folly Gate in Devon.
I tend to work on the wheel but often incorporate elements of hand building. I mainly use stoneware and raku clays but occasionally drift over to earthenware when I’m looking for those warm rich red terracotta colours. When possible, I like to dig local clays and incorporate them into surface decoration.
I find the classic forms particularly inspiring, and I’m drawn to experimenting with them and decorating using surface textures and designs that show off the movement between light and shade.
I really do prefer to make one off pieces as this gives me more freedom to express myself and to explore new ideas and thoughts.
I am a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, Wey Ceramics Society, Southern Ceramics and an Associate Member of the Craft Potters Association.
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