Working in porcelain, my sculptural hollow forms are heavily steeped in family history and this is intertwined with my childhood ramblings amongst rock pools and more rugged countryside walks.
My lace series reflect rock pools and the shells I collected as a child. Using the preciously saved, family craftwork made by three generations of creative women, I impress patterns and create tactile surfaces to help tell a story through my work and to celebrate their lives. The juxtaposition of the encrusted outer layer is contrasted by the smooth and glossy glazed interiors, reflecting varying skies and weather conditions.
My landscape forms are reminiscent of childhood walks amongst stratified rocks and limestone hillside, which often completed a full loop. Thus, these layered forms have no beginning or end, but the impressed and ripped surfaces serve to convey both the strength and fragility of the layers of curious rocks, the rugged high peaked fells and the mossy green limestone curtains, emphasised by applying and removing oxides and glazes in differing amounts.