To create using clay and paint is related to their tactile
qualities and therefore to the possibilities of spontaneous
expressiveness. A passion for form, colour and mood is also
a strong incentive.
In clay I make decorated tableware with the intention of imbuing
specialness and ritual into everyday objects.
The sculptural forms have textured surfaces painted with engobes
and oxides, and they are fired in a reduced atmosphere to
show the process. My aim here is to achieve a timeless quality
and to give a balance between feeling and the movement of
The paintings are inspired by surroundings, environment, memories,
and influences by those artists who have opened up new perceptual
avenues. I am currently working on abstract compositions which
subtely allude to identifiable imagery as I endeavour to evoke
some intuitive response.