I have been working in ceramics for about 4 years now, practicing first at Harrogate College and then expanding to get my own kiln, and more recently a Raku kiln. I previously dabbled with sculpture and stone carving in particular. That is a very slow process and eventually I moved on from it but have brought the sense of sculptural form with me. My pieces are often a very simple form relying on its sculptural qualities and a textural surface treatment.
I was most inspired by a recent trip to Iceland and have found that the combination of black clay, white porcelain slip and turquoise underglaze reflect the colours of the glacial lagoons there.