I live and work in a remote part of the North Pennines. I am interested in place, feeling connected and telling the story of a landscape, moment or feeling. Breathing in the earth of a wide open fell, observing the dance of a river in full flow, gazing into an inky sky with a beaming moon. I try to make pots that capture these feelings, and the marks and movement of the making process.
I hope to make work with character, imperfect and lively pots that slot into your hand with the pleasing comfort of coming home. Place, the rhythm of domestic life and savouring small moments of happiness.
I have been making pots for ten years. I completed a three year apprenticeship with Walter Storey (Harrow Studio Pottery Course 1972 -74), learning to throw domestic tableware, the alchemy of glaze making and generally developing a healthy respect for the practice of fire and earth.