Stoneware and Raku Ceramics made on the potter's wheel. Pieces are inspired by function and form and made in Stoneware and Porcelain.
I make ceramics that celebrate form and embrace the craft of transforming raw materials into beautiful and useful objects. My work is both functional and sculptural, wheel thrown, sometimes altered at the leather hard stage. My most recent work is in Stoneware, fired in a reduction atmosphere using a gas kiln which produces copper reds and deep Celadons. I work in porcelain and stoneware clays. The richness, colour and depth of the glaze enhancing the wheel thrown forms. I have a particular interest in Raku ware I have developed a light weight, portable Kiln. I particularly enjoy the drama of the firing process, the post firing reduction in flammable materials and quenching in water to finish. I studied Ceramics at Loughborough College of Art and I am a qualified teacher.
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