Hand built and thrown ceramics and ceramic sculptures. Influenced by ancient cultures, imagery and mythology. Decorative and functional, high fired stoneware designed to appear timeless - as though each unique piece has been unearthed from maybe an archaeological site, a weathered survivor, with it's own story to tell. The Jurassic coast is a powerful inspiration for textures, colours and organic forms.
Medieval influences have produced a rare sculptural addition of a working threaded screw top. Instructions from a medieval pottery manuscript in Italian script led to many years of trial and error and I have finally produced a few rare working screw top jars.
I also work to commission with items featured in "Tom's Table" by Tom Kerridge, and on BBC's The Great British Menu. My newest work merges the influences of ancient weathered artefacts with the abandonment of tradition as practiced by some of the great innovative American artists who inspire my experimentation. I push the boundaries of the materials I use which include the addition of locally dug Jurassic clay giving some unpredictable and unique results.
Visitors are welcome to the studio in Weymouth by appointment. Classes are offered for beginners or those who want to improve technique. Work featured throughout this website is available for purchase, please enquire about availability.