For many years I have made sculptural work that has exploited the inherent properties of clay bodies, adapted through aggregate additions and polished post-firing.
More recently however, I have felt a need to be re-connected with clay; enjoying a more direct and intimate contact with the material, and for the first time in my ceramic career, exploring both the vessel and glaze.
My work draws inspiration from a number of contrasting influences including contemporary architecture and the natural landscape. Shaped by a deep respect of the fundamental principles of Japanese aesthetics, I hope my work has boldness and visual richness, whilst simultaneously conveying feelings of simplicity and quietness.
I have participated in numerous UK and international exhibitions, workshops and symposium and my work is featured in many international collections and publications.
My home and studio are in a small village in North Wales.
In 2020 I retired from the University of Central Lancashire in 2020 after a career spanning 40 years teaching ceramics.
Member of the UNESCO International Academy of Ceramics & Fellow of the UK Craft Potters Association.