I create art because I enjoy the journey: the interplay of shapes,
experimenting with texture, pattern and mixing medium.
ceramic practise I am driven to communicate my
world and my place in it by
exploring the complex
relationship between the powers of technology and the pull of the
organic in contemporary life. I gain satisfaction from
which are discarded and overlooked. It interests me that decayed and
displaced objects can take on new energy. I look upon found
like buttons, pill packets and woven fabric as tools of communication.
The marks they make when impressed into clay form the private language
of the sculpture I make.
My abstract figurative sculpture, and lately my animal forms, are
coils or slabs moulded into plastic household utensils.
separately and assembled. I enjoy the process of fitting the parts
together, until the whole appears right. This is where
the 'magic' kicks in. The sculptures begin to take on their
personality and dictate twists and turns to the body and limbs. It is
an exciting moment when the coils I build with, like an umbilical
cord, give birth to a new creation.
I have always used bottle glass to part glaze my
tiles. Lately in my ceramic
picture boxes I have tried to create a cloisonné effect by
melting ground glass between walls of clay to decorate the whole
My motto ‘reuse, recycle and reduce’ underlines the
and projects I stimulate my art and pottery students with. I
teaching and being the catalyst for others to realise their
I really believe all creation is good for the
human soul. It brings fulfilment and happiness.
work to date:
1998- ‘Balance of Nature’ series: stacking garden ceramic
1999- ‘Elements’ series: ceramic sculptural wall reliefs
2000- ‘Six Days of Creation’ series: ceramic sculptural
2001- ‘Techno Heads’ series : ceramic sculptural wall
2002- ‘Rubbishmen’ series: clay slip mould units
collaged into sculptures
2003- ‘Grafittimen’ series : coil built ceramic
2004- ‘African Tribes’ series: coil built ceramic sculptures
2008- ‘Man in Nature’ series : Cloisonné
ceramic picture boxes
2010 - 'Animal Assemblage' series