Photograph by Mike Dodd
I first started pottery in the 1990's in London. In Liverpool I attended studios run by John Parker and John Ayling, and later Richie Robinson, I'm indebted to them for their tuition, support and encouragement. In order to develop my craft I approached international master potter Mike Dodd, and with raku potter John Scott in the North East to work with them. This experience has been invaluable to me in terms of technique, but also in acquiring a philosophy and approach towards my work.
I now work from my own studio in Liverpool. I enjoy making both functional and decorative wheel thrown stoneware pieces, the sort that you can look at with pleasure, but also are nice to use. Separate from this work I am currently working on a piece of work around childhood auto-biographical memories.
My inspiration and influences are varied from the British Studio Pottery tradition, infused with other current ceramics works to my mum bringing home her pots from night class.
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