I focus on traditional techniques and materials to produce domestic pots for everyday use. Taking inspiration from a number of areas which includes 18th and 19th century British “country pottery” and locally produced slipwares from across the UK, I work on a kick wheel to throw simple shapes quickly.
As a runner on the fells and hills of England and Wales, I see some of the more remote parts of the country in all sorts of weather and at all times of year, from snow on the Long Mynd to bog cotton on the Black Mountains and banks of heather and gorse across the hills of the Anglo-Welsh Marches, where I live. The earthy colours of this environment are directly echoed in the limited colour palette available for making slipware: greens, browns and blacks with occasional yellows.
I hope to combine the inspiration of my surroundings and the heritage of traditional British pottery to produce pots which I hope will find a place in the home today.