As a potter, the use of materials directly sourced from the landscape informs the ethos of my practice. The pot is used as much as a reminder of the earth’s nature as it is a functional vessel. As opposed to buying materials from a shelf, materials such as wood ashes and clays are ones which I can use to create a one-to-one link between the pieces I make and the landscape from which they originate.
I produce simple domestic ware, drawing from British studio pottery traditions, and allowing the making process to be evident in the work. Marks, curves and impressions in the clay are dynamic and purposeful, and are often used to highlight the nature and movement of the glazes used.