The concept of wabi sabi- the Japanese concept of finding joy and beauty in imperfection and simplicity-has long been one of the prime inspirations for my work as well as my personal philosophy on life.
In my work I endeavour to show the rough irregularities,cracks, marks and crevices left behind by weatheringand use.
My latest pots and wall pieces depict surfaces such as rusting, warping and peeling paint that you may find on boats, machinery and buildings around harbours, celebrating the passage of time and the beauty that ensues as a result of the inevitable cycle of growth and dec...
Working on some new ideas, continuing to be inspired by decay, rusting, weathering caused by coastal elements but also looking at objects such as boats, harbour industrial elements (winches, mooring posts, fishing gear etc). Change of clay to earthenware with lots of added grog and experimenting with surface techniques.