My work is informed by Nature and landscape and my current practice focuses on the rugged and imperfect elements of the natural world. My Bark Sculptures are inspired by the Silver Birch tree and reflect the distortion of age on its pure white surface as the outer layers peel away and its texture becomes gnarled and broken. These forms are hand-built by pulling and stretching porcelain clay until it wrinkles and cracks. I use black slip to emphasise the fissured, pitted exterior and metallic glaze to highlight its dark interior. Drips of bright red glaze hint at wounds endured.
I have a Master's Degree in Ceramics (University for the Creative Arts, Farnham).