ARTIST’S STATEMENT 2015
I grew up in rural Devon, studied painting at Chelsea School of Art, London and trained as a potter in Japan. These three things are what have most influenced my work as a potter. The natural world and travel are my ongoing inspirations.
In clay, form is my first challenge and imagery is moving towards abstraction inspired by plants, birds and other natural motifs. My work evolves as Iexperiment with additions to clay, colours and different firing methods in my gas kiln.
As well as exhibiting my ceramics widely in the UK and internationally, I have had 43 exhibitions in Japan, which has kept alive my contact with the country that first inspired me to become a potter.
Currently I am establishing a studio near Moretonhampstead in Devon and continuing to make my ceramics in London too.