My ceramics’ designs reflect shapes from nature and my glazing often involve the pouring of colours which find their own path on the ceramic surface. I enjoy working with clay, as men and women have since the beginning of time. The process is restorative and I value being part of this eternal community. I make useful pots, bowls, lamps and ceramics designed to display dried winter treasures from garden and hedgerow.
I came to ceramics late in life after a career as Lecturer and later Reader in Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University. Following time spent developing my drawing, I moved to ceramic sculpture, focussing on the human form, studying under the sculptor Beatrice Hoffman and at Sunningwell School of Art under Pam Foley. Recently however, I have been producing decorative ceramic artefacts together with thrown pots and bowls. My interest here is experimenting with combinations of glazes and different glaze application methods.