Almost all of my work is created on the potter's wheel, giving a unique quality to each piece.
I use a white earthenware clay,
which is fired once and then dipped in an opaque off - white
glaze. When this has dried, the pots are decorated using oxides
and prepared colours, a traditional technique known as
Finally, they are fired again to a temperature of 1140oC.
Recently, I have started to use a transparent glaze as well, which is very smooth and silky and gives scope either for decoration under the glaze, or, as with the cream ware, is lovely just left 'bare'.
The influences on my work are many
and varied, historic and contemporary, but rooted in the
traditions of the 'country potter'. I aim to make simple,
functional ware reflecting my love of the countryside and sea.