work

my working practice

My current body of vessels references my childhood, spent in the midst of the splendour of North Yorkshire. They question the notion of scale.  I achieve this by balancing volume, proportion and the outline of a piece, juxtaposing a flat hard edge against a rounder softer surface.  This creates tensions between the clarity of the form and the finish of the piece.  I often add coloured oxide grogs which imbue a sense of permanence and longevity.  The desire to juxtapose a sense of quiet with rougher surfaces has filtered down through many influences, including; Ruth Duckworth, Carlo Zauli and Claudi Casanovas.  

 

life cycles

tableware

down to earth