I produce wheel-thrown vessels that I create with a sense of spontaneity, capturing the feeling of movement and growth. These qualities are important to me, as they are qualities that resonate with the natural world, which is a great source of inspiration.
Inspiration is drawn from the natural landscape, which provides me with a means to produce work that captures the essence of the environment around me. I utilise locally sourced materials such as clay, minerals and ash that I use not only for aesthetic purposes, but I also feel that using foraged materials in this manner can instil the spirit or feel of a particular location into my work.
I am influenced by the ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi. This philosophy, born from Zen Buddhism and embraced by tea ceremony masters in 16th century Japan, sees beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. These features are abundant in nature, and as a result, this philosophy is always at the forefront of my mind during the creation process, guiding me to produce simplistic, naturalistic forms that are reflective of the environment.