I look forward to exhibiting from my studio at Ayres House Studios, Wallingford.
My studio will be open during the May festival 15-23 May (closed Tuesday & Wed) if I'm not able to be there my fellows artists will be on available to show you round.
Sat 15th - Mon 17th May
Thurs 20th - Sun 23rd May
Times: 11am-6pm (Sun 11am-4pm)
I am always working to convey a sense of optimism and wonder within each piece and hope that you also find this sense of silver linings for yourself.
Working with a limited palette of colours against the ice-white clay, my ceramics feature fluid patterns inspired by botanical structures and movement across rural landscapes such as a swallow’s flight, a ripple across a wheat field and the flow of a river.
Growing up in a village surrounded by farmland and woodland, I've always had an affinity with nature. I was that child that would stop in the middle of the path to examine the patterns on a leaf, or the sun shining through a droplet of dew on a spider's web; to watch a grasshopper jumping or wonder at the erratic movement of a butterfly or a bumblebee. My interest in the minuscule detail and the way that nature can create seemingly random patterns that have an organic beauty and underlying purpose has followed me throughout life and now manifests in the work I create.
I fell in love with traditional parian clay while studying for my MA in Ceramics at University of Wolverhampton. Having experimented with as many different types of porcelain as I could get hold of, I knew as soon as it came out of the kiln that this was something special. The quality of the light that comes through the clay is reminiscent of daylight on a spring morning and speaks of new beginnings. It still brings a smile each time I see it.