At college I studied ceramics with Harry Stringer and David Leach, who taught me the science of glaze-making using organic material rather than chemicals. I make slips from the local clays of Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean which interact with my own celadon glazes, and I decorate with oxides, wax, impressed designs or leaf resist, especially oak or ginkgo. I like to make items that can be used in everyday life, at accessible prices, whether kitchen or table ware, or for decoration, and often incorporate animal or human figurines as knobs. I also make wild and domestic animal sculptures and specific human figurines such as musicians plus conversation pieces called Buddy Benches.
Personal tuition by arrangement: particularly throwing but also slab work.
Pots: bowls, lidded jars, jugs, teapots, salt pigs and olive/dip bowls with figurines, owl plaques and much more. I remain strongly influenced by the Leach tradition as well as learning from contemporary makers.
Animal sculpture: moving horses and riders, foxes, hares, otters and bulls made from wheel-thrown forms, then modelled to convey mood, texture, harmony of movement, wildness and habitat.
Glazes: A bucket of dug local clay, decorated with ochres from Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, makes a unique glaze but becomes interactive when used with my Chinese celadon glazes.