My work today, with rare exception, is hand built. I avoid the use of moulds as I enjoy the fact that each piece, although there may be superficial similarities between them, is unique. The use of clay slabs enables me to create forms in which curves create a sense of gentle movement, especially when they collide. I am, undoubtedly, influenced by natural forms; a direct consequence, I feel, of a childhood spent in the Gloucestershire countryside. Not surprisingly, therefore, my forms are asymmetrical, thus creating varying shifts of shape and profile when viewed from different angles. In general, I aim to create a harmonious balance between movement and repose.
My work is fired to stoneware temperatures and matt, or satin, glazed in muted colours to complement the forms. I have also been exploring the use of matt, coloured clay slips, in combination with matt glazes, to introduce more textural variety and pattern.
I studied ceramics at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central Saint Martins) and, after a career as Head of Art at The London Oratory School, am now devoting myself, full-time, to ceramics and painting. I exhibit regularly in group exhibitions, as well as in the open studios at WAS.