The pottery pieces I make are stoneware. The decoration ranges from sgraffito (incised)
designs to inlays and handtrailed slip. Everything is hand-crafted with the intention
of trying to impart a feeling of immediacy, energy and freshness to the pots and
be true to the very nature of the materials themselves - to keep that earthy feeling.
My interest in photography is, like most of my other activities, varied. These shots
are about documenting the wealth of wildlife that exists, often literally, on one’s
doorstep! They don’t attempt at being the ‘bee’s knees’ as it were, in terms of highly
accomplished technical photographs, but rather a delightful record of observations
from my back door. I also have a professional interest in photography and its creative
use. More of that to come.
I use drawing to solve problems. I think best with a pen in my hand. This sketchbook
contains, amongst other things, examples of this process. Occasionally I’ll want
to explore a visual idea.
One in particular is knotwork. Its origins date back intothe mists of time; many
cultures have played with its intricacies. Its fascination remains undiminished.