I have been potting and making tableware for over 20 years. I live in Mid Wales and work from my hillside pottery workshop with panoramic views of the Trannon Valley in the Cambrian Mountains.
Over the years I have used both porcelain and terracotta to produce tableware and sculptural pieces. My rustic, hand thrown terracotta bread pots are a favourite with clients. However, my recent work reflects a fascination with the natural world and by experimenting with textured and heavily grogged clays, I produce tableware with a striking sculptural appearance. Using a variety of techniques including hand building, slabbing and coiling to construct pieces. I then explore the interaction of slips and glazes with different clay bodies and endeavour to reproduce the colours and textures of the erosion of sand and rocks by water, the shading, intrusions and veining found in rock formations together with the lichens and plants found growing in and around rocks, on old wooden fence posts and in woodlands.
Currently, I am working closely with several innovative chefs designing and making bespoke tableware for contemporary restaurants in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Newtown and the Lake District.
I am a member of the Craft Potters Association, the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and exhibit regularly throughout the UK. I welcome visitors to my workshop, please just call first to check I'm there!