My unique contemporary ceramic art is delicate and tactile, glowing with colour. It is influenced by the weatherworn surfaces of the Manx coast and landscape, then wrapped with papier-mâché skins. The skins are inspired by my childhood memory of lovingly unwrapping our jewel like Xmas decorations protected by ageing newspaper folds.
Semi-porcelain is press molded into casts I’ve made and texture is created from many sources including my own linocut designs. These repeatedly worked surfaces of clay are under constant revision, referencing the endless remaking of the shoreline, then sanded, oxides applied and hand painted with underglaze, glazes and gold luster.
Bowls, collages and sculptures are created then combined with drawings and mixed media to create beautiful work for you to enjoy.