What drew you to the ceramic craft?
There is something magical about ceramics. To have a malleable, soft material that turns dry and chalky that can be transformed again in the firing process into something permanent, is special. It has always fascinated me and I feel it’s a privilege to work with a material from the earth.
When and how did you actually start?
After finishing my ceramics degree I moved to London and worked as an assistant to the artist Katharine Morling. I stayed with her for 5 years learning how to run a studio, interact with galleries and sell work before leaving to focus on my own practice. It had an enormous impact on me.
What are your sources of inspiration?
My inspiration is drawn from my immediate environment, whether a passing moment taking in sunlight hitting an object, or a more detailed study of the sky setting at dusk. It could be a colour combination or a quality of light, I try to keep my eyes open to discover and absorb the things that surround me.
What is your favourite aspect about being a ceramicist?
It’s definitely opening the kiln after a firing. When firing at extreme temperatures, the results can be uncertain, pushing the material to these temperatures can cause the porcelain to begin to move and shift. However it is something that I embrace within my work, I use this movement to manipulate my designs.