Ceramics have been a part of my creative heart and profession for over
twenty-five years. During this time I have been drawn ever closer to the
traditions of English earthenware, slipware and European folk art.
While taking inspiration from all of these, I feel the strongest bond lies
with the Staffordshire wares of the eighteenth century. Potters like
Ralph Wood, John Astbury and Thomas Whieldon continue to please, excite
and amuse me. Appearing both naive and sophisticated in its execution, their work
has a charm and honesty combined with the sheer joy of just being alive.
I trained at Sheffield and Chesterfield College of Art in the late 1970s - early 80s and
am currently working from a Victorian Railway Station. I attend most major ceramic
fairs in the UK and have work in public and private collections.
My aim is to fulfil a need, a desire and a passion for making.
My hope is to
convey a joy, narrative and intrigue for the viewer.