I have been experimenting with clay all my life, but in 2016 I decided to take myself, and my ceramics, a bit more seriously. Since then I have been attending college, training myself on the potter’s wheel and reading and watching as much as I can to learn and improve.
Believe it or not, Youtube is an amazing teacher, and I love watching other potters from around the world. Mix that in with the professional advice I gain from attending college and other courses (thanks Kevin Millward) I can now consider myself to be a potter.
I love the nature of clay, and how it brings together all the elements that are so key to life, into one craft. Earth, Water, Air and Fire are all key to achieving great pottery, without one of these elements we wouldn’t be able to create such a diverse world of ceramics.
I constantly aim to improve my skills, gain more knowledge, make more connections all to help me development my practise. Essentially I want to get better… batch production is what I am aiming for. The ability to make ceramics again and again to a consistent size and shape is my goal.
I strive for perfection, but love the way clay has it’s own mind.