Decoration is an important part of my pottery and that is why I enjoy the variety of colour and design that can be achieved with slipware. I mainly make domestic-ware such as bowls, dishes, jugs and lidded jars, which are thrown on the wheel using red earthenware clay. The coloured slips (or liquid clays) are then painted, trailed or sponged onto the leather hard clay, using paper-resist and sgraffito techniques to highlight the design. The pots are finally glazed with a lead-free clear glaze. I aim to make brightly coloured, light-hearted pieces and much of my work features quaysides, boats and fish and is inspired by summer sailing excursions along the south coast. Other influences include jungle and desert life, tribal art and Moorish architecture. Slipware is ideal for commemorative plates or plaques and I make celebratory pieces for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, new homes etc.
I also enjoy hand building sculptural pieces such as birds, fruit and other forms for raku and pit firing.
Address: 34, Ethelburt Avenue, Swaythling, Southampton, Hants, SO16 3DD
Home Telephone Number: 02380 550 064
Mobile Telephone Number: 07899 948 019
Services: Commissions Accepted.