Influenced by the artist community in St Ives where I grew up and later moving near to the City of Limoges, famous for its hard paste porcelain and Medieval and Renaissance enamel, I became interested in all aspects of the arts from an early age. On my return to West Penwith I was able to spend some time at Leach Pottery where I became interested in the qualities of clay and porcelain specifically for it’s translucency and developed my practice with wheel throwing during my BA (Hons) Art and Design with Plymouth University where I obtained a first class honours.
Preferring to throw with Audrey Blackman porcelain, I create forms that are often precarious, such as moon jars, egg sculptures and rocking bowls but that also offer traces of tradition from both the East and West. Mostly using a developed palette of subtle glazes, and my lifelong watercolour and ink mark-making and layering processes I then develop and use these artworks uniquely within each piece.
Focusing primarily on the concept of human transparency and essence, I narrate ideas that convey possibility of deeper embodiment ‘within’ consequently resulting in more meaningful human connection to landscape and the importance of acknowledging the interconnectedness and impact of human-landscape relationship.