Inspired by coastal form, colour and light
I create hand built contemporary vessels, inspired by my discovery of the salt marshes and tidal coastline that surround me, where sand and stones, plants and birds, water and sky perform a complex dance to tidal rhythms – every element bearing the unmistakable stamp of its origin.
My aim is to create artwork that embodies the sense of peace that I find when contemplating the tidal coast, both at large and small scale.
A sense of place
As you walk along a beach, your eye is often drawn to a particular stone or shell. Who knows what it is that makes it stand out from the crowd, and as you pick it up you admire its colours, texture and form before putting it in your pocket.
It feels good in your hand as you explore its form and surfaces which tells the story of its long journey through the rough hands of the waves and tides. When wet the stone is shiny and bright but as it dries the colours become muted, more in keeping with the tones of the surrounding beach.
Stockists and Exhibition information
SOTA Gallery, Witney, Oxfordshire
Gallery 57, Cloth and Clay, Arundel,
3 Feb - 27 April 2024