Inspired by a love of Western Celtic shorelines and the sea, I hand built ceramic vessels. Shapes are figurative featuring vivid turquoise glaze that reflects the influence of the sea and landscape; or tactile, washed pebble forms.
The pieces are fired to stoneware temperature and feature a dry turquoise glaze. I use a variety of textured clays from a dark red, toasted buff to a white firing clay, all of which react in various ways altering the depth of colour in the glaze. In the last two years I have been exploring coloured slips, using sgraffito and resist techniques to add a further depth to the surfaces.
The most recent body of work has been developed from drawings of ancient objects, tools and rock carvings found in coastal regions of Wales and Scotland.
Resulting work includes hand-held artefacts with markings – rounded like pebbles and vases with carved images. I have deliberately left my fingerprints on the small glazed forms.