Geometry and optical illusions are a constant fascination of mine and I love experimenting with different shapes in clay. I am starting a new body of work; which will be stretching and morphing shapes to see how far I can go in the making process. All my work is slip cast from moulds made by myself. I use lots of bold colours and I'm currently experimenting with marbling techniques; I am enjoying the juxtaposition of the fluid decoration and the angular, rigid vessels.
There are two parts to my work; wall installations and more functional vessels. The vessels are an extension of the wall sculptures that were developed over the years to create something more accessible than the large wall installations. The Hexagon is a recurring shape in my work, I find it such a satisfying shape to work with and it provides many options for creating different compositions.
I have recently moved house and studio, slightly further South London than where I was before. My dream has always been to work in a garden studio and that will become real life this month.
I also teach all sorts of pottery classes and courses in handbuilding ceramics. I am starting these up in November. See my classes section for more information.