I am a potter based in North Hampshire and I make decorative and functional stoneware in my wood-fired kiln. Almost all my work is thrown on a wheel and decorated with slips and/or glazes, depending on where in the kiln the pot will be fired. The following ideas are particularly important to my work:
• The vessel as a container, reflected in a fullness of form and a shape which almost demands being held in the hands. A pot which is good to touch and hold is also one which is good to look at, since the eye imagines the touch as it sees.
• The importance of surface complexity. A complex surface draws the eyes in and maintains interest over many viewings.
• A sense of movement and energy. The paradox of conveying movement in a static vessel is one which interests me. A pot with a dynamic form or a surface indicating movement can look lively and energetic.
In September/October I will be opening my studio as part of Artists at Adbury Holt, alongside Caroline R K Brown and Pam Hardman. You will be ablee to see the studio space where I work and my kilns, including the wood-fired kiln in my garden.
Opening Dates and Times