Personal Statement


My ceramics have always been about Time.


Inspired by the coastal geology and marine fossils of a childhood in North Yorkshire, followed by travels across 3 continents, from California's earthquake riven landscape, to Cornwall's high cliffs, stacks and coves, and back to the Jurassic coastline of North East England, my lifelong journey has been to seek out and investigate how I could create equivalents in art which demonstrate the power of natural forces I have witnessed, coupled with the desire to create beautiful refined vessels.


In this way the work takes on a higher meaning - the balance, fragility and multi-layered surfaces acting as a metaphor for the precarious nature of our own existence.