Wheel-thrown stoneware, handmade in Suffolk.
My collection of contemporary stoneware places an emphasis on simplicity of form; the soft profiles of the wheel-thrown pieces inviting interaction and use. Decorated in a muted colour palette to reflect my rural setting, the pots exude a sense of calm and earthy functionality.
Surface designs take inspiration from the simple beauty of old gardening tools gathered from my grandfather's shed. Drawing is integral to my practice, and I explore the tools through loose, abstract mark-making to develop a catalogue of designs. These are translated onto the surface of my pots using slips (liquid clay), and layers of colour are gradually built up; soft greens and blues intersperse with bolder yellows and greys. Crisp stencils and mono-prints contrast with fluid brushstrokes and sgraffito lines, adding depth and subtlety to the collection.