My art practice is informed by responses to the environment. Landscape, stillness and movement are inspirations and are ongoing themes in both my ceramics and photography.
From a love of landscape I started looking at the similarities with the female human body. With photographs showing sections of an expanse of undulating skin, enhanced and softened by the use of light and dark, an emerging form accentuating the contours and smoothness of the skin. This theme can also be seen in some of the large hand built stoneware pieces. Each starts with a proposed thought but can take on its own identity, often having a figurative feel.
I have explored the texture of clays to enhance the forms and used glazes sparingly. Glazes represent reflective qualities of water or markings of stones from shorelines.
As part of a new body of ceramics I incorporate the use of decals of my photographs on glazed stoneware and porcelain surfaces.
The series of beautifully tactile (hand held) porcelain slip cast ‘Stones’ can be viewed individually (deconstruction of a dry stone wall) or as part of a group. They can be moved around, creating a ‘new wall.’