The unpredictable nature of my chosen material is something which in the beginning I struggled with, thankfully over the years my patience has grown along with my skill. Working in ceramics is a never ending learning curve, full of obstacles and lightbulb moments in equal measure and one which makes my work very much process led. I take inspiration for colour from nature often undertaking round after round of testing to try and replicate specific colours either in a glaze or a clay body.  My work is primarily wheel thrown porcelain with colour and pattern achieved during the throwing process by marbling clays on the wheel. However I am increasingly incorporating more slab work into my pieces and also using a combination of the 2 processes . The technique of marbling is fascinating to me as it hovers between controllable and random meaning each and every piece is unique and often creates patterns reminiscent of stormy skies and seascapes.

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