Work will be displayed in my studio. I have 3 kilns and 2 wheels and I am very happy to discuss my working methods with interested visitors. I am known for the range of jugs I design and make from small thrown, medium slab built and very large thrown , coiled and assembled ones. All of them are decorated by carving a design through wax into leather hard clay. The drawing is then emphasised with black copper oxide. After firing, colour is painted on with oxides and underglaze colours. Sketchbook images from travels mainly in Africa and Central America are used to develop my designs, mainly of exotic birds and also chameleons.
I also produce dishes in many sizes, soap dishes, serving dishes and very large platters. Mugs, bowls, butter and cheese dishes are also made with these painted designs. All are functional.
There is a smaller range of stoneware functional ware in oatmeal and turquoise glazes.
I have a degree in Ceramics from Bristol University, a post graduate teaching qualification from Sussex and further study at Skidmore University, New York State, For most of my career, I have combined teaching with working in my own studio. I recently retired from teaching as Head of Art at St Helen and St Katharine School, Abingdon and have since worked full time as a maker. I am a member of Oxfordshire Craft Guild and West Ox Arts. My work is sold in a number of Galleries, through Etsy and occasional specialist craft markets.