My pots made of stoneware, sometimes with an admixture of porcelain together with oxides and stains are all hand built, using traditional coil building methods. The rhythm and patience needed to produce good forms I find ideally suited to my way of work. My studio is in an industrial mews behind a row of shops, working alongside metal fabrication machinery.

Work in progress. The pot on a "whirler" which is turned round while the pot is scraped to reduce the thickness and define the form. Turning the work around in front of a mirror helps maintain symmetry.

Work in progress. The pot on a "whirler" which is turned round while the pot is scraped to reduce the thickness and define the form. Turning the work around in front of a mirror helps maintain symmetry.

High-fired stoneware with an admixture of oxides or stains and sgraffito decoration.

High-fired stoneware with an admixture of oxides or stains and sgraffito decoration.