I am drawn to the figurative form influenced by a childhood love of fantasy, expressing the absurdity of things while drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes.
As a self-taught artist I am sensitive to proper technique. I have a clear idea of what I want before I start a new piece. However, I do not make sketches but immediately get started with a combination of wheel thrown pieces, coils and slabs. I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until my idea emerges.
My work is decorated with colored slips and underglazes while still wet and then fire to 1830°. After adding pigmented washes and glazes my final firing to 2232° completes the process.