Here are a selection of works exhibited in recent years.
I like to work in series which helps me to experiment and refine the form of each piece while responding to the emerging aesthetics. I usually begin with wheel thrown elements, cylinders of different dimensions, grooved discs and dropped slabs. These will later be stretched and reshaped as needed. I like to work with the clay slightly stiffened to a point where it has some spring and resistance to my touch.
As I work, I have in mind the contribution the Raku firing processes will make to the piece, especially the complex smoky blacks on the unglazed clay contrasting with any of the glaze possibilities.
- Biomorphic Series
Companion Pair closed form and narrow vessel, crackle glaze, H 34cm
Untitled tray, draped Series, thrown and altered textured additions, mottled lustre, L 39cm
Untitled wide & medium vessels draped series, thrown and altered, mottled lustre glaze, W 32cm, W 18cm
Glaze Pool wide shallow vessel, W 38cm
Rising Circles closed form with foot, H 32cm (with obverse view)
Untitled closed form, green/black glaze with holes, H 23cm (with obverse view)
Untitled large squared rim vessel, crackle glazed, grooved interior, W 40cm (with detail view)
Untitled squared rim vessel, red with lustre splashes, W 23cm
On Reflection Inner Spaces Series, wall-mounted ceramic, thrown and hand-built elements, H 30cm (with detail view)
Zig Zag Vessels thrown and altered, orange glaze, H 22cm, H 25cm