I'm a studio potter that works on the Kent Coast.
Having studied Furniture and Product design at Ravensborne, my passion for creating in clay became apparent in more recent years after taking some short pottery classes. As soon as I got my hands on the wheel, everything quickly fell into place and I knew working with clay and combining other natural materials was my calling, and set up my own home studio in 2016. I just love the versatility of clay. From such a simple and raw state it can be totally transformed into such beauty, telling it's story along the way.
Focusing on the simplicity of form and finishes that accentuate the beauty of the natural materials I use, my work is predominantly wheel thrown stoneware, often with the addition of wood or other natural materials. The willow additions are carefully selected, shaped and formed using traditional wood bending techniques - ensuring each handle or closure is handmade specifically to suit each individual pot. My passion for Japanese craft, mid-century design and my natural surroundings often form the inspiration for much of my work.
After initially making domestic/homeware ware for retailers and galleries, I now mostly enjoy creating one-off individual pieces and providing them direct to my customers online and at craft markets. This works well as I am driven by making work that forms a personal connection with its owner and working this way allows me to constantly explore different clay blends, glazes and combinations to make unique pieces to stand the test of time.