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.