Ceramics that embody utility and content, acting simultaneously as art pieces, whilst complementing the food that is eaten from them.
I create functional, stoneware ceramics that are tactile and visually pleasing, using a mix of hand-built, press mold and thrown techniques. Lines and sometimes text, are inscribed into the surfaces and slips applied.
Being the British participant on a workshop in Japan soon after graduating had a huge effect on my approach to ceramics. At meal times, with my host family, each dish complimented the food it contained. Conscious thought had gone into the placing of foods and the choice of ceramics used. I liked the idea that I wasn't simply eating to sustain my body, I was also feeding my eyes and mind.