A ceramicist, I naturally produce ceramic pots, each individual and yet rendered in batches, before I move on, drawn to experiment and explore another technique, glaze or firing. At present I am engaged with a highly decorative range, smoke fired and finished by firing in a bin or pit. Within this firing stage I combine a diversity of ingredients from seaweed, iron, copper, salt or sawdust, which depending on what I select, and quantity used, results in a mark making or direct impact with a glorious rich finish.
In addition, I produce some raku pieces in the style of the eminent Hans Coper; to bowls made from locally dug, unprocessed, 'wild' clay. These are fired to standard earthenware temperatures with a transparent glaze inside to make them more practical and safer for domestic use.