I am a studio potter making mostly functional ware. Having studied in Japan, the Japanese sense of beauty and work ethic has a strong influence on my work. The concepts of nature through the seasons, the changing everyday and a reverence for the ordinary/domestic also makes an impression on my work.
I am interested in patterns and surfaces that are found in nature and have a beautiful subtlety and variation. I achieve these by using natural materials like ash and found clay, rocks and minerals. My pots are then fired in reduction atmospheres, ideally with wood sealing in those sublime and unpredictable patterns.
I believe that pottery can be a really democratic form of art. Beautiful, useful objects made with an artist’s skill, that anyone can own and everyone's life can be enriched by, in that little, quotidian way.