Smooth, tactile and translucent are the qualities that have drawn me to work with porcelain, as well as the ability to create precise and intricate patterns and details.
Moulds which I have made myself from found or existing objects provide the starting point for a design, which I then decorate and adapt.
I use a variety of techniques including inlay, carving shapes and creating unique motifs, as well as indentation and occasionally glazes. I like to leave many of my pieces unglazed to show off the purity of the medium.
I draw inspiration from nature such as flowers and birds, as well as the rhythm of patterns found in water droplets, pearls and even microscopic organisms.
I prefer to stick to the ethos behind ‘hand-made’ so that every new vessel is its own piece of art, with a slightly different colour-way or design.
Sometimes the shapes distort slightly, which is a beautiful and unique part of the hand-made process.