Ceramic artist and designer
I use clay to make designs and artworks out of everyday objects, textures or scenery. My pieces are about the surface of things, of displaced objects, their shapes and textures, origins and stories. I like my work to be both familiar and surprising.
Some artists that inspire me are: Helen Maurer, Richard Slee and Christina Iglesias.
Working in clay is an absorbing process. It is a slow moving material that inspires patience and delicacy to bring it to its final state. The processes used are slip casting from plaster moulds and hand building with slabs with pressed textures. Glazes are applied by dipping or painting and some are layered onto other glazes to create unique results. The glazes can be subtle and seek to express the shapes and textures of the fired clay, or painterly and expressive in themselves.