Since 1998 I have pushed the boundaries with smoked Fired Raku, building my own kilns, teaching and selling through The Devon Guild, shows, and privately. My new work embraces the alchemy of clay slips, engobes and glazes on hand built stoneware pots, they are fired multiple times creating abstract qualities.
I studied ceramics at Plymouth College of Art and Design, while there I fell in love with the pyrotechnics of Raku, I was able to develop my own unique style of hand built sculptural ceramics, burnishing and incorporating a river of copper glaze, whilst using resist slips and glazes.
In 2000 I became an elected member of the Craft Potters Association and an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, now MAKE Southwest, exhibiting at Hatfield, Farnham, London galleries and Oxford CPA shows.
The time has come again to push the boundaries with this much loved material clay and continue my professional development expressing the love of hand building pots, this time challenging the glazing and painting process.
Pots up to 65cm high and 25cm wide, are hand built using slabs of white stoneware clay, then a vitreous slip applied, grafito into the clay and engobes brushed on before biscuit firing at 1200c. My new and exciting Lichen glaze is a challenge that I love and again, enjoy pushing the boundaries.