As I work I respond to the clay’s ability to reflect and express my physical, tactile and spatial experiences of figures in space, of sea and land, rocks and mountains and the whole gutsy feeling of life.
I have recently moved back into the city and am loving the city landscape and the hustle and bustle of people and can’t wait to see how this influences what I make.
I coil and slab build, though recently I feel able to make the minimum intervention into the work, letting the clay do the talking. Whether I am making sculpture or vessels, the physicality of the medium is all.
All the work is stoneware, about 60% wood fired in an anagama kiln to around 1300 c, the firing process influencing surface qualities dramatically; the other 40% is fired either in an electric or gas kiln and utilises lots of glazes and oxides.