I have been actively interested in pottery for many years and before having my own studio I attended classes and courses whenever I had the opportunity. Completing a City and Guilds in 1985 was an important step in my pottery education, providing theory to complement my improving practical skills. For the last 10 years I have had time and space to develop my work. I am always looking for new ideas and still go on courses to improve my techniques, and widen my range.
My experiences have led me to a preference for functional stoneware, producing pots that are not only attractive but also strong and hard-wearing. My work is usually thrown, with occasional hand-built pieces.
I am constantly testing and experimenting with glazes to extend my range and create interesting colours and effects by applying one glaze over another in different ways. Recent experiments with wax resist have opened up new avenues for exploration.