My work is inspired by a love of nature and develops through a series of drawings.
I use porcelain as it is a white high firing clay, this adds vibrancy to the glazes and when fired, it is a very strong material.
Pieces are imprinted with texture, which shows the softness and the versatility of the clay, and then the fine details are highlighted with coloured oxides.
I produce my own glazes, mixing these together to achieve a rich and varied texture on the surface, adding several layers to one piece.
I love how the glaze fills up the gaps like rivulets of water; it has a fluidity that adds depth to the work.
The glazes are not always predicable, so there is always excitement when opening the kiln, with some pieces the glazes work together, other times they may have to be re-glazed and fired again.
I trained at West Surrey College of Art and Design with teachers such as Sebastian Blackie, John Maltby and Takeshi Yasuda.
I work from my studio in rural Norfolk on the edge of the broads.