My work concentrates on form and texture. I aim to make pieces which are very simple yet have a softness, a freedom and a sculptural quality. The work varies in size from small, intimate domestic ware to large scale pieces.
I work in porcelain, partly because it is such a beautiful material in itself - so fine, white and translucent- and because its smoothness allows the use of very subtle textures. These I achieve by reducing the clay body to a slip which is applied to the thrown piece, and then drawn into with a variety of combs and other tools - including my fingers. Many of the pieces are then altered by stretching, cutting or impressing, to escape the inevitable circle that the wheel imposes on a thrown piece. Recently I have started working at the edges of pieces during the throwing process, which gives a soft, weathered effect.
My inspirations are many and varied: from the natural world to dance and music - and also the world of ideas and concepts. Visually there are two areas that are very important to me. One is ancient Cycladic and early Greek sculptures and the other the coastline around my home which feeds the eyes and exercises the body.