I participate in two big exhibitions a year, Artweeks in Oxfordshire and Art at Christmas held in North Oxford, generally in December. Between these events you are welcome to contact me if through social media or my web site you see something that you like or would like to place a commission.
The animal kingdom dominates my ceramics. I find myself this year moving more towards a primitive style of hand building animals, trying to illustrate the essence rather than an accurate depiction of the creature. I am currently making and designing a peacock but have decided to make a cast for the long tappering neck and tiny head for technical reasons. The tail feathers will be hand made, magnificent and an ode to colour and vibrancy. Thus I plan to combine my skill bases of slip casting, handbuilding and exaggerated decoration. Hopefully I will have at least one made in time for artweeks. Most of my work is in porcelain but I am beginning to explore heavily grogged clay which is easier to hand build with and gives the rustic finish that I am currently looking for.
I make flower vases, three designs dominate, all slip cast and rely on either carving through coloured clays or hand painting for decoration. This work includes jars with lids for sweet peas and other small stemmed flowers.
Abstract decoration is inspiring a new technique for me based on the japanese nerikomi method of joining toggether coloured clays to form a complete functional item such as a bowl. Very much work in progress and learning all the time but I love the idea of decoration on the surface penetrating to the the reverse.
In conclusion my work is moving in new directions and who knows which way it will turn out.