Inspired by a love of Western Celtic shorelines and the sea, I create hand built ceramic vessels. Shapes are either figurative featuring vivid turquoise glaze that reflects the influence of the sea and landscape; or rounded, washed pebble forms.
I begin the process with drawings of landscapes, shorelines and pebbles. Working through ideas using developmental sketches and experimentations with clay I aim to evoke the textures, forms and colours of the coast.
The pieces are fired to stoneware temperature and feature a dry turquoise glaze. I use a variety of textured clays that react altering the depth of colour in the glaze. Currently I’m exploring mark making using slips on the vessels.