I create intricate ceramic forms inspired by the natural world, using porcelain to record and explore details that are often overlooked. Gathering anything that intrigues me or sparks ideas, my studio space is a 3 dimensional ‘sketchbook,’ a creative environment akin to the Renaissance Cabinet of Curiosities. Test pieces and finished works sit alongside found objects and materials, collectively informing and inspiring practice.
I examine details through drawing and mark making on paper and in clay, working directly with selected items revealing the intricacies of their form. The amorphous qualities of porcelain slip are a perfect investigative tool, recording and holding each subtle mark as I coat, fill, cast, build, impress and embed. Part authored part serendipitous; the kiln takes the ultimate control. Each new piece reveals more information and acts as a catalyst for further exploration. I curate the most interesting fragments to display as collections and standalone works.