Ceramics can look stunning in an empty room or against a blank white wall. But away from a gallery, they become part of our personal everyday space. They add meaning and enhance that space, telling their own unique stories with eloquence. Ceramics, like people, can be formal, casual, loud or quiet. They carry their own fluctuating moods – intense, even nostalgic, at times, depending on the space they inhabit, the changing light, and accompanying objects. A single blade of grass can transform a pot, releasing its innate drama. These are the aspects I am exploring through my ceramics and their settings on this site.
I work mostly with clay. I studied ceramics in Stroud and Bristol, having originally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture. My work draws on this background using the disciplines of architectural rationality and control, as well as the all-encompassing principles of natural settings to make my pieces essential and elegant elements of the environment they inhabit.
My hand-built and glazed pieces reflect the aesthetic properties of raw materials such as concrete, brick, stone and steel. They capture the essence of these through their texture and colour and use reflected light to enhance their strength and solidity.
The gallery page on this site looks at ceramics in different contexts.
The brick page on this site is dedicated to my passion about bricks that includes glazing them and making them into the objets d’art.
Ceramic pieces in the shop are grouped into large, medium and small and are for sale.
All the pieces on the site are one-offs. Go to the contact page if you want something for a specific setting or have a specific requirement. Thank you.