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My current work is in porcelain and an area I often challenge is scale. The core of my work is concerned with the fascination of throwing methods. I feel continual exploration in this field allows my body of work to evolve every time I am involved with the process. A major passion of mine is vapour glaze. I am fascinated how soda enhances even the subtlest of marks. I have developed this technique by introducing Copper Carbonate, both before and during the firing process to create flashes of colour to enhance the surface and texture of the forms and handles.
My family predominantly work in industry and this is reflected in my work through a collection of dated machine parts and mechanical objects, which I often press into my work to enhance the craft like qualities.
My body of work is concerned with the aesthetic experience of sensing colour. I aim to create different textures of colour within a piece. Using slips, printed underglaze colour, and glaze, I handbuild slabs of heavy grogged clay to create dish and oval forms. The two different forms express different feelings; spontaneity and movement in the dishes, and structure and density in the ovals. The iron-rich clay is emphasised by reduction firing, or softened by oxidation.
In printing I am repeatedly drawn to universal symbols of sun, sea, sky and horizon, displaying my preoccupation with the epic nature of the world, and how that can be translated into something manageably contemplative.