My work is inspired by the surrounding New Forest, archaeological finds and ancient ceramics and has a textured and organic exterior. The inside is often, by contrast, smooth and glazed, as are the rims of vessels, and they are fired to stoneware temperatures. I like to produce sculptural pieces that are also functional. My current pieces are hand built using a cross between coiling and slab building and decorated using coloured clays and slips, stains and oxides and my own glaze recipes. I also sometimes use metal leaf to add a contrasting detail.
I have worked in ceramics since 1991 after completing a degree at Farnham. I have since worked as an artist and teacher currently producing my own ceramic work and teaching private ceramics lessons from my studio in Ashurst.
Address: Hawthorns, Woodlands Road, Ashurst, Southampton, Hants SO40 7AD
Home Telephone Number: 02380 293 448
Mobile Telephone Number: 07791 474 468
Services: Commissions accepted. Private classes taught in my Ashurst studio