I am based in Bolton and I create contemporary ceramic vessels and handmade ceramic jewellery.
The vessels are decorated with slips before being impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken whilst travelling extensively. I use splashes of colour to highlight the texture and mark making before firing to stoneware.
Each piece is unique and is slab built with textured or chunky black clay and are a celebration of form, material and mark making. I also create wall plaques and bowls using the same methods.
My jewellery, which includes pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches and cufflinks, is created from black vulcan clay or high fired porcelain which are both strong and durable in order to give two distinct ranges. The clay is impressed before being decorated with oxides, slips and glazes.
The marks made on my work are created with man-made objects such as screws and nails found on the street, or from parts of circuit boards salvaged from abandoned electrical goods. This way of impressing marks into clay is a reflection of my long-held fascination with the concept of future fossils and how the throw away nature of modern life affects the land.