My pottery is made by proven craft methods using the difficult technique of tin glaze. Designs are painted directly on to the powdery surface of the glaze before it is fired in the kiln to 1060 °C. It is hard-wearing and dishwasher proof. Each piece is unique.
I developed an interest in ceramics while I was reading history at Keele University, near the North Staffordshire Potteries, though the seeds had been sown earlier. When I was nine I was fascinated by an article in my father's encyclopedia "Pottery: For Use and Ornament". The historical survey went over my head, but the technical explanation interested me. I went out into the garden, smashed a flowerpot to dust, mixed it with water and wondered why I couldn't make it into clay again.
After university I went on to train at the Rodmell Pottery with Judith Partridge. I wanted to make stoneware in the Leach tradition, but Judith introduced me to her style of calligraphic painting on the powdery, unfired surface of tin-glazed pottery. Family commitments forced me into less precarious and less creative occupations but I returned to pottery as soon as I could, taking a BA in Ceramics at Harrow, University of Westminster. My studio is in St Albans, Hertfordshire. I am a selected Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. I was awarded the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust prize in 2013 for my entry in the Eastern Approaches Exhibition.
My ceramics are available from shops, galleries and craft fairs throughout the UK, details on my website. Trade enquiries welcome.