I throw my vessels on the wheel in my garden studio in Oxford. I make with porcelain, for its delicacy and strength, and the pure surface it offers for a glaze. My pieces are thrown thinly, and while their forms are often inspired by classic oriental ceramics they have a contemporary quality of their own. I appreciate the subtle beauty in simplicity and an attention to every detail.
I relish exploring a palette of serene glaze colours and textures, a variety of surfaces to complement the restrained forms. This is always an ongoing process; the thrill of experiment and discovery is one of the greatest rewards in making.
I enjoy the way pots look when grouped together, the shapes and shadows between the forms, and the relationship between their colours and textures. I also enjoy how a good pot feels when weighed in the hand, that sense of balance that tells you when it’s right.
'Quiet thrown functional ceramics, beautiful form and palette. Definitely a name to watch!'
Sue Pryke, master potter and judge on tv's 'Great Pottery Throwdown', via Instagram
I have always loved porcelain, especially oriental ceramics, and wanted to explore the apparent mystery of how they were made. After a 3-year course at Oxford City College I set up my own studio at home in 2016. Since then, I have been developing my portfolio of work and learning every day. There are images of my making process in the Gallery.
I was filmed talking about my work for the Digital Craft Festival in November 2020 and the video is accessible here (my segment is about 6 minutes into the film).
I am an Associate Member of the Oxfordshire Crafts Guild and a member of London Potters and the Crafts Council Directory.
2020, an unusual year
Most craft festivals and shows for 2020 have been cancelled because of the pandemic, creating real challenges for makers, but the craft community has responded with many wonderful virtual events. I am taking part in several of these and it would be wonderful if they could have your support. Find out more about them here.
A few testimonials
'Your beautiful pot has just arrived and it is even better than it looked in the photo, and so beautifully wrapped. I am delighted!' Lesley
'My moon jar arrived on Saturday and it's absolutely beautiful! It's on my mantelpiece. Thank you!' Debbie
'I love the natural look of the vase that will match any flower without competing for attention.' Lana
'My bowl is absolutely perfect! My mother was a potter and I’ve always loved a beautiful shape.' Rona