Characterful ceramic sculptures of animals and birds.
With a lifelong love of animals and a strong artistic streak it is hardly surprising that when I discovered the joys of working with clay I would choose animals as my inspiration.
My aim is to bring out the character and personality of each creature, and if, when people see them, they smile, I am satisfied that I have caught the humour too.
All my pieces are fired to stoneware temperatures for strength and coloured using mainly metal oxide washes to bring out the texture of the clay, with just a touch of glaze on the eyes to give them a sparkle.
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