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Inspiration

My work is undoubtedly influenced by the beautiful surroundings of the Blackwater Estuary where I live, with its open skies, soft muted colours and textures of water, stone and mud that the tidal river creates.

 

Having been brought up surrounded by Danish design it is no wonder that I am also strongly influenced by Scandinavian contemporary style and form, with soft curves and clean lines. 

 

However, much of my recent inspiration has come from 
Japanese and Korean ceramics that I have admired over the years, such as the wonderful Moon Jar, where just the name conjures up wonderful images of organic form, deep tonal values and texture. 

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About the artist

After a career in Marketing Communications, I studied 3D art specialising in ceramics at Colchester Adult College gaining a Diploma. 

It was at college that I discovered smoke firing and became absorbed by this ancient technique and began to experiment. 

 

I have been creating pots for over 15 years and the art of smoke firing has always formed a key element in my work. During this time I have refined the process, developing my own methods and techniques, bringing a contemporary feel to my work.

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I have exhibited in many galleries locally and across Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and more recently in London based online galleries.

In 2007 I was made a Selected Member of Anglian Potters, one of the largest associations of ceramic artists in Britain and I have recently become a member of the Suffolk Craft Society.

I  live in a small village on the edge of the Blackwater Estuary coast with my partner, children and dog. I work in a small studio overlooking the river which is just a few meters away. 

 

I enjoy wild swimming in the river during the warmer months and I can be found taking long walks along the beach in deep comtemplation of my surroundings. 

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